Publications

Gabrielle has published on Eleanor of Aquitaine, Berengaria of Navarre, and Joanna of Sicily, and has several forthcoming publications exploring Angevin queenship from 2021 onwards.

She is currently working on a biography of Berengaria of Navarre for Routledge’s Lives of Royal Women series, due to be published in 2023. This biography will present a new perspective on the life of one of England’s ‘forgotten queens’, bringing to light fresh evidence and providing a richly detailed and accessible biography for those interested in medieval queens.

Gabrielle is also developing a monograph on Angevin co-rulership in England and France, looking at queenly power and authority in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and the impact of gender and sexuality on this.

Her other forthcoming publications include an edited collection on royal sexualities, a work on royal mothers and daughters-in-law, alongside articles on the legacies of queenship and kingly sexuality.

Books

2021

Sole editor and contributor of Memorialising Premodern Monarchs. Medias of Commemoration and Remembrance (Palgrave, 2021).

This book examines the legacies and depictions of monarchs in an international context, focusing on both self-representation and commemoration by others. Spanning ancient India through to eighteenth-century Russia, this volume offers several case studies to demonstrate trends and patterns in how different societies chose to commemorate and remember their rulers in a variety of mediums. Contributions highlight several lesser known rulers, alongside more famous ones such as Henry VIII of England, to develop a deeper understanding of how memory and monarchy functioned when drawn together. Memorialising Premodern Monarchs brings to the fore the importance of memory and memorialisation when considering the legacies and records of past rulers and their societies, and allows a deeper reflection on how these rulers live on through the historical record and popular culture.

Gabrielle also contributed two chapters to this collection:

‘Introduction: The Memorialisation of Monarchs in an International Context,’ and ‘Oh To Be A Queen: The Representations of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Isabella of Angoulême, Two Scandalous Queens, in Historical Fiction.’

Edited Collections

2018

Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe examines queens dowager and queens consort who have disappeared from history or have been deeply misunderstood in modern historical treatment.

Gabrielle contributed the chapter: ‘Berengaria of Navarre and Joanna of Sicily as crusading queens: Manipulation, reputation and agency’ in Valerie Schutte and Estelle Paranque (eds.), Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Political Agency, Myth-making and Patronage (Routledge, 2018).