Public Engagement

Gabrielle is enthusiastic about engaging the public with history, and particularly around removing the barriers between academic and public history to ensure that the latest research is accessible to all.

She has taken part in several podcasts and public talks, including for BBC History Weekend and Heritage Open Days. She has written for BBC History Revealed and History Extra on medieval queenship, and is keen to continue sharing her research with the public. She is a regular columnist for the Medieval World: Culture and Conflict magazine.

Gabrielle is currently working as the Chair and Public Engagement Officer for the Institute of Historical Research’s London Society for Medieval Studies, and developing projects with the University of Winchester’s Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Research around outreach.


September 2022: ‘Eleanor of Aquitaine’ Radio Edit on You’re Dead To Me.

December 2021: ‘Dark Gold: Bringing Chocolate from Mesoamerica to Europe’ on Hampshire HistBites.

July 2021: ‘Three Abbeys and a Castle: Hampshire’s History of Royals’ on Hampshire HistBites.

February 2021: ‘The Angevin Queens’ on Rex Factor.

December 2020: ‘Regent Queen Mothers’ on History Hack.

August 2020: ‘Empress Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine’ on History Hack.

March 2020: ‘Eleanor of Aquitaine’ on You’re Dead To Me, BBC Sounds.


December 2022: ‘What Have Historians Been Arguing About…Royal Studies’ in Teaching History,

December 2021: ‘Eleanor of Aquitaine: England’s Worst Mother-in-Law?’ in History Extra,

March 2021: ‘Eleanor of Aquitaine’ in BBC History Revealed