Elizabeth Fry


Elizabeth Fry (née Gurney) born Norwich, England May 21, 1780 (d. 1845). "Angel of the Prisons "; English Quaker prison reformer; advocate of homeless; pioneer nurse; opponent of slavery.


"[When I] hear a very famous Marine band. . . I do not go, because I have some idea it is wrong, even to give countenance to a thing that inflames men’s minds to destroy each other; it is truly giving encouragement." (Aug. 8, 1798, Memoir, p. 56; photo historicalnorwich.co.uk)