Elizabeth Fry blue plaque in Crawley

Here
in the village inn
quaker and
prison reformer
Elizabeth Fry
(1780-1845)
in September 1837 held
'a satisfactory
reading with
the people'

Elizabeth (Betsy) Fry (21 May 1780 – 12 October 1845), 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.

Source: dbpedia

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