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Elizabeth Fry

Britain's Second Lady on the Five-pound Note

; John Mackrell (Forord)

"I am come to serve you, if you will allow me," said Elizabeth Fry; a sentiment that encapsulates the simple ethic by which Fry lived. Early on in her life Elizabeth recognised that she was destined for a 'different' future. Les mer
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"I am come to serve you, if you will allow me," said Elizabeth Fry; a sentiment that encapsulates the simple ethic by which Fry lived. Early on in her life Elizabeth recognised that she was destined for a 'different' future. Her charity work introduced her to the plight of women in prisons, in particular Newgate Gaol. Horrified at what she witnessed; women imprisoned, often for quite menial crimes, were accompanied by their children into the bedlam that was Newgate. Monday hangings were commonplace and tickets were sold for viewing to the public on this day; even pregnancy did not buy reprieve. Through her connections that reached as high as royalty, Fry effected a huge change in the system, as well as providing bedding, food and other comforts. By treating the women of Newgate with respect she won their trust and regularly read to them, organised the release of children to attend school in her home, and the supply of 'bundles' for those prisoners deported to the New Worlds (Australia).
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Forlag: Chanadon Publications Limited
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 152
ISBN: 9780954197346
Utgave: New ed
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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Forward by John Mackrell.; Introduction.; Chapter 1 A Fearful Childhood; 2 Turning Point; 3 Life at Mildred's Court; 4 Newgate Prison; 5 "Hell Above Ground"; 6 Work For The Prisoners; 7 Transportation; 8 Journey's and Setbacks; 9 Help For The Homeless; 10 Other Causes; 11 An International Figure; 12 Continental Travels; Appendices; Appendix 1 Elizabeth Fry Diary Entries; 2 Critical Bibliography; 3 Elizabeth Fry: A personal view; 4 Obituary of Dennis Bardens; 5 A personal Recollection of Dennis Bardens; 6 Notes; Index.
Dennis Bardens enjoyed a journalistic life on leading British, American, and worldwide publications. He was editor on the BBC radio programme 'Focus' and cofounder and first editor of the internationally famous programme 'Panorama.' Dennis wrote over 15 books on subjects as varied as Sir Anthony Eden; Sir Winston Churchill; Princess Margaret and Henri Landru. His book 'Mysterious Worlds' received wide acclaim. (Hale 1970) while his title 'Ghosts and Hauntings' has been described as a classic of its kind.