Mrs. Elizabeth Fry, A Quaker Who Changed Lives

Elizabeth Fry
My upcoming book, Honor, features a Quaker heroine of that name who is fired with a desire to benefit the lives of others. She was not alone in her time.

Quakers are not as unusual or distinctive now as they were in the 18th and 19th centuries. Then the Quakers were at the forefront of social reforms that most of us take for granted now. Elizabeth Fry made a difference in the lives of thousands. Here is a video that introduces her and her Quaker faith.

If you’d like to learn more about Elizabeth Fry and her faith, click here.

Elizabeth Fry’s memory was honored in 2005 by her being depicted on the British five pound note.
5 lb note

Here’s another source of information on the life of Elizabeth Fry.

What would you like to be remembered for? And what do you think others said about Mrs. Fry going to prisons instead of staying home and tending to her family?–Lyn


About Lyn Cote

Lyn Cote welcomes other authors to her "Strong Women, Brave Stories" blog to share stories of women who triumph over the challenges common to all women.
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