History is more interesting when spiced with royal drama. "Catherine of Braganza: Charles II's Restoration Queen" by Sarah-Beth Watkins is a short biography of Queen Catherine of England, who reigned from 1662-1685. Her marriage to King Charles II, a king on shaky ground as he had previously been usurped, was an alliance match. The book focuses much on her struggles as a foreign bride - she was a princess from Portugal - and the problems of being a Catholic noble in the hostile, Anglican-leaning English courts. I found myself finishing the book in a matter of hours, as Catherine's history was so engaging that I had to know how it turned out...--Diana Fossett, Dixie Sun News -The Voice Of Dixie State University
I liked the book so much I read it all in one sitting. I definitely plan to look into more of her books.--Kelly Wells, GoodReads
About the Author
Sarah-Beth Watkins works in publishing and has a BA in Social Policy. She grew up in Richmond, Surrey and began soaking up history from an early age. Her love of writing has seen her articles published in various publications over the past twenty years. Her history works are Ireland's Suffragettes (The History Press), Lady Katherine Knollys: The Unacknowledged Daughter of King Henry VIII (Chronos) and The Tudor Brandons (Chronos). Sarah-Beth lives in County Wexford, Ireland.