17 May 2021 (17:oo-UK/18:00-CET)



This seminar features Gabrielle Storey and her research on: Co-Rulership and Co-operation: Royal Partnerships in the Angevin Domains. Dr Storey will explore the terminology surrounding co-rulership within medieval Europe, with a particular emphasis on how royal authority could be affected by the difficulties in sharing power and co-ruling through the case studies of Empress Matilda and Geoffrey of Anjou, and Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II of England. 


Dr Ellie Woodacre


Seminar Timetable: 

(Times are for UK/UTC)

17:00 - 17:15: Introduction (Chair)

17:15 - 18:00: Presentation

18:00 - 18:15: Q&A


About Presenter:

Gabrielle Storey is a historian of Angevin queenship, with a particular interest in familial relations and the exercise of power and authority. Her wider interests focus on gender and sexuality in the medieval period in Western Europe. She is currently working on the production of a monograph from her thesis which was a comparative study of Angevin queens, focussing on co-rulership, competition, and co-operation with their royal husbands and sons. She is also producing a biography of Berengaria of Navarre which is forthcoming. Her previous publications include a chapter on Berengaria of Navarre and Joanna of Sicily as crusading queens, and she has presented at several international conferences including the International Medieval Congress and Kings and Queens.