Gabby Storey

University of Winchester

Gabby Storey

My thesis entitled ‘Co-operation and Competition: Queenship in the Emerging Angevin Empire, 1135-1216’ is a comparative study of Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Berengaria of Navarre and Isabella of Angouleme. The aims of my research are to show the activity, agency and authority of these queens in order to understand the role of queenship and its changing nature in the Middle Ages and analyse the relations of these queens and its impact on political matters. My broader research interests are gender and sexuality and medieval and early modern Europe (Supervisors: Dr Ellie Woodacre, Dr Katherine Weikert and Dr James Ross).

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