Hi, and welcome to the first introductory post to a member of #teamqueens! We’ll have several of these brief posts running over the next few weeks so you can put a name to a face, and find out more about all the wonderful team behind Team Queens!
Dr Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Storey is a specialist in Angevin queenship in the 12th and 13th centuries, which was the primary focus of her PhD. Her thesis examined co-rulership, co-operation, and competition between Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Berengaria of Navarre, Isabella of Angoulême, and their respective partners and sons. Her research interests more broadly cover gender, sexuality, rulership, and familial relations in the medieval period. She has presented at several international conferences including the annual Kings and Queens conference, organised by the Royal Studies Network. Gabby has also participated in public talks for Heritage Open Days and podcasts including You’re Dead To Me by BBC Sounds.
Outside of her research and history projects, Gabby’s interests include reading fantasy fiction (her favourites are Laura Thalassa’s The Bargainer series), motorbikes, cooking, and weightlifting – the latter two complementing each other!