Frances is a recent History of Art graduate from the University of Cambridge, living in Hay-on-Wye. Her final thesis provided a fresh iconographical interpretation of an Anglo-Saxon sculpted shaft in Rothley, Leicestershire. Her main areas of interest are the visual culture of early medieval and early modern Britain. She likes to spend her time filling notebooks with incoherent ideas about objects that she has encountered, and is a firm believer in the value of local history. She is happiest when long-distance rambling, with just a rucksack to recommend her.