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Elizabeth Fry

Person  Female  Born 21/5/1780  Died 12/10/1845

Prison reformer. Born as Elizabeth Gurney in Norwich into a Quaker banking family. She first visited Newgate prison in 1813 and was appalled at the conditions of female prisoners. She campaigned and was influential in the introduction of the Prison Act of 1823. She is represented on the English £5 note.

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Elizabeth Fry

Mrs Elizabeth Fry, 1780 - 1845, prison reformer, lived here, 1800 to 1809. T...

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New Lansdowne Club

The Elizabeth Fry Refuge, 1849 -1913, to help women in need. Elizabeth Fry, 1...

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