Catherine of Braganza

Catherine of Braganza

‘What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and all things nice, 

that is what little girls are made of.’ — English rhyme inspired by Catherine of Braganza, who brought the habit of drinking tea to the English court.

And so much more…

At the age of twenty-three, the Infanta Catherine of Braganza, daughter of Luísa of Gusmão and king João IV of Portugal, left behind all that was dear to her to become Queen of England. A pawn in a larger political scheme,

certainly, but those who knew Catherine perceived her eagerness for this marriage to Charles II, a prince charming who she loved passionately, even before having met him.

She fought bravely for king and country, in a court so different from her own, in a world where her religion was proscribed. Catherine had to watch her husband’s infidelities and the births of his illegitimate children, while her womb remained incapable of fulfilling the only goal set out for her, to bear an heir to the throne. And Charles rewarded her courage with unwavering loyalty.

After the success of Philippa of Lancaster — English Princess, Queen of Portugal, Isabel Stilwell brings us a new and thrilling novel about the only Portuguese princess who rose to the English throne. She leads us on a voyage through the Portuguese court of the 17th century, the turmoil of the Restoration, and the controversial reign of Charles II of England. As we turn the pages, we suffer, laugh and cry along with characters who will remain with us forever.

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(Versão traduzida para inglês da obra Catarina de Bragança)

 

‘What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and all things nice, 

that is what little girls are made of.‘ — Rima inglesa inspirada em Catherine of Braganza, que deixou para sempre aos seus súbditos o hábito de beber chá e muito mais…

 

Com 23 anos a infanta Catherine of Braganza, filha de D. Luísa de Gusmão e de D. João IV, deixou para trás tudo o que lhe era querido para se tornar Rainha de Inglaterra. No coração, um misto de tristeza e alegria. Saudades da sua Lisboa, de Vila Viçosa, do cheiro a laranjas, dos seus irmãos que já haviam partido deste mundo e dos que ficavam em Portugal a lutar pelo poder. Debateu-se com coragem pelo Rei e pelo país, numa corte tão diferente daquela que conhecia, num mundo onde a sua religião era condenada.

Catherine assistiu às infidelidades do marido e ao nascimento dos seus filhos ilegítimos, enquanto o seu ventre se manteve incapaz de gerar um herdeiro.

Após o sucesso de Philippa of Lancaster — English Princess, Queen of Portugal, Isabel Stilwell traz-nos um novo e emocionante romance sobre a única princesa portuguesa que se tornou Rainha de Inglaterra. A autora guia-nos numa viagem à corte Portuguesa do século XVII, e ao reinado controverso de Charles II de Inglaterra. Enquanto viramos as páginas, sofremos, rimos e choramos com personagens que irão manter-se connosco para sempre.

Informação adicional

Peso 1.030 kg
ISBN 978-972-24-1854-6
Dimensões 15.5 x 23.5 cm
Número de Páginas 672
Encadernação capa mole
Faixa Etária +18 anos

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