Frances Parton

Frances Parton curated the 'Wives and Sweethearts' exhibition on soldiers' love letters at the National Army Museum in 2011. She received her PhD in early medieval history from the University of Cambridge in 2009, and is now an Assistant Curator at the V&A in the Department of Sculpture, Ceramics, Metalwork and Glass.

Books by this Author

What is it like to fall in love with a soldier? What is it like to be a soldier in love? Throughout history, those serving in the British Army have combined romantic relationships with their military duties. In wartime especially, all the usual emotions experienced by men and women in love are felt to a heightened degree. The sense of danger, and the sometimes years of separation imposed by service abroad, make the heartache of loss and the joy of reunion all the greater. For loved ones parted by...