This is Flat Frances standing in front of an 1830's map of London. She's preparing to tour the places in England where she lived and worked: Aldgate, Dulwich, Camberwell in London; Watnall in Nottinghamshire; Kingston-on-Hull, Kirk Ella, Filey, Scarborough in Yorkshire; and Keswick in Cumbria.
In some of those places she will meet some "flat" figures of past acquaintance: Sir Anthony Carlisle, William Wilberforce, Henry Thompson, William Hone, and William Wordsworth.
The changes since the mid 1800's may be a shock to her—not least that she will travel by airplane.
The "Flat Frances" idea came from the History in the Margins website. FR never had a photograph or portrait made—only the small silhouette seen on the home page of this site. Flat Frances was made from a print of the Gainsborough painting of Mrs. Siddons, which FR's friends said was very like her. The hair is changed to brown and the eyes to blue, to match hers of early life.
If you would like a synopsis of her return to England after the journey, please use the comment option to write "Return to England" and your e-mail address.