Elizabeth Fry plaque in London

The Elizabeth Fry Refuge 1849-1913
To help women in need.
Elizabeth Fry, 1780-1845
Reformer of conditions
for female prisoners.

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.

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