Elizabeth Fry

Nurse, Author

1780 – 1845

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Who was Elizabeth Fry?

Elizabeth Fry, née Gurney, was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist. She has sometimes been referred to as the "angel of prisons".

Fry was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane, and she was supported in her efforts by the reigning monarch. Since 2001, she has been depicted on the Bank of England £5 note.

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Born
May 21, 1780
Norwich
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Religion
  • Religious Society of Friends
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • Ramsgate
Died
Oct 12, 1845
Ramsgate

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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