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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. From 2001 - 2016, she was depicted on the English five pound note.
|Full Name||Elizabeth Gurney Fry|
|Birth Date||May 21, 1780|
|Death Date||October 12, 1845|
|Born||Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK|
|Died||Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK|
|Cause of Death||stroke|
|Mother||Catherine Bell Gurney|
Joseph John Gurney
Louisa Gurney Hoare
Rachel Elizabeth Fry
John Gurney Fry
William Storrs Fry
Fry's training school for nurses was a later inspiration for Florence Nightingale.
In 1842, Frederick William IV of Prussia visited Fry, and was so impressed with her mission, said that he would personally visit prisons on his next visit to London, despite the attempts of his court to dissaude him.
Queen Victoria was another admirer of Fry's. She had at least two audiences with her and donated money to her cause.