Lisa L. Ford is an independent scholar and writer. Lisa received her PhD in 2001 from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for a dissertation on politics and administration during the reign of Henry VII. In 2002, she joined the Yale Center for British Art as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, and subsequently served as Assistant Director of Research and then as Senior Manager of Special Projects for the Director. She was part of the research team for the AHRC/EPSRC-funded project “Representing Re-Formation: Reconstructing Renaissance Monuments” a study of the 16th and 17th Century tombs of the Howard Dukes of Norfolk, for which she focused on the tomb of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. Lisa is currently working on further research which developed from the Howard tombs project, and a book on the visual and material presentation of the insignia of the Order of the Garter.