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Book: ‘Catherine of Braganza: Charles II’s Restoration Queen’ – Editor’s Note

Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess, married Charles II in 1662 and became the merry monarch’s Restoration queen. Yet life for her was not so merry – she put up with the king’s many mistresses and continuous plots to remove her from the throne.

She lived through times of war, plague and fire. Catherine’s marriage saw many trials and tribulations including her inability to produce an heir. Yet Charles supported his queen throughout the Restoration, remaining devoted to her no matter what. Outliving her husband, she ended up back in her home country and spent her final days as queen-regent of Portugal.

About the Author

sarah Sarah-Beth Watkins has been a freelance writer for over 20 years writing for magazines and websites, on a wide range of topics. She has written over 300 articles for the web. Her most recent work includes writing articles for Wikio Experts, Vista magazine and New Consciousness Review. Sarah-Beth also tutors creative writing and journalism courses for various colleges and community centres as well as working as a copyeditor and proofreader for JHP and Xchyler Publishing. She is the author of Telling Life’s Tales, The Writer’s Internet, The Lifestyle Writer and Life Coaching for Writers, available through Compass Books. Growing up in Richmond, Surrey, Sarah-Beth began soaking up history from an early age. Her history books are Ireland’s Suffragettes (The History Press), Lady Katherine Knollys: The Unacknowledged Daughter of King Henry VIII (Chronos) , The Tudor Brandons (Chronos), and Catherine of Braganza (Chronos). She lives in County Wexford, Ireland.

Book Details

  • Title: Catherine of Braganza: Charles II’s Restoration Queen
  • Author: Sarah-Beth Watkins
  • Publisher: Chronos Books
  • Date of Publication: April 28, 2017
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 168 pp.

Source: Chronos Books