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Leading Women

Elizabeth Fry Reformer and Quaker

Elizabeth Fry social reformer

The work of Elizabeth Fry, Quaker and social reformer inspired others such as Florence Nightingale. Her courage and work was outstanding in a time when women were considered to have few roles outside of the family

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Victorian Hospitals

Until the C19th century, serious illness amongst our ancestors was treated at home. The establishment of Victorian hospitals began as overcrowded workhouse infirmaries could no longer cope with the volume of patients in their care

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