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Queenship, Sexuality, Gender, Medieval England and France, Royal Families
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About Me

I specialise in medieval English queenship with a particular focus on power and familial relations. My thesis was a comparative study of Angevin queenship in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries which is currently being turned into a monograph. I worked as a part-time lecturer on modules including ‘Early Medieval Britain’ and ‘Early Modern Europe’.

In February 2020 I took part in the BBC Sounds ‘You’re Dead To Me’ podcast to discuss Eleanor of Aquitaine and in August 2020 I appeared on ‘History Hack’ to talk about Eleanor of Aquitaine and Empress Matilda. I have also taken part in several local history talks including Heritage Open Days and as part of the ‘History Bites’ session for BBC History Weekend.

Recent Publications

‘Berengaria of Navarre and Joanna of Sicily as Crusading Queens. Manipulation, reputation, and agency’ in Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern EuropePolitical Agency, Myth-making and Patronage, (eds.) Valerie Schutte and Estelle Paranque  (Routledge, 2018)

I am currently editing a volume entitled Memorialising Premodern Monarchs. Medias of Commemoration and Remembrance due to be published in 2021, where I focus on representations on Eleanor of Aquitaine and Isabella of Angoulême in historical fiction.

My biography of Berengaria of Navarre will be published as part of the forthcoming English Consorts series.

Media Coverage
BBC 'You're Dead To Me' (UK; History Hack (UK)
Country Focus
England, France, Spain
Expertise by Geography
England, France, Spain, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
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Gender, Government, Sexuality, Women