Elizabeth Fry by Janet Benge audiobook

Elizabeth Fry: Angel of Newgate

By Janet Benge  and Geoff Benge
Read by Rebecca Gallagher

YWAM Publishing

The Heroes of History Series

5.16 Hours Unabridged
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Betsy felt her heart lurch. Just over a mile from where she stood, women and children existed in conditions more deplorable than the slums she routinely visited. Why hadn't she investigated this before? Without a second thought, she said, "Something must be done immediately for those poor, suffering children. I will go to them tomorrow." Exposed to the horrendous living conditions of women prisoners and their children, Elizabeth Fry pledged to improve the lives of society's most desperate people-something no one else dared to do. Telling doubters, "If I don't, who will?" Betsy became one of England's greatest reformers and one of the nineteenth century's most beloved people. Guided by her Quaker values, she led efforts in education and literacy, prison reform, and-together with figures such as William Wilberforce and Thomas Fowell Buxton-the abolition of slavery. Elizabeth Fry insisted on justice and forever changed the way human beings treat one another (1780-1845). Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.   The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.  

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Betsy felt her heart lurch. Just over a mile from where she stood, women and children existed in conditions more deplorable than the slums she routinely visited. Why hadn't she investigated this before? Without a second thought, she said, "Something must be done immediately for those poor, suffering children. I will go to them tomorrow."

Exposed to the horrendous living conditions of women prisoners and their children, Elizabeth Fry pledged to improve the lives of society's most desperate people-something no one else dared to do.

Telling doubters, "If I don't, who will?" Betsy became one of England's greatest reformers and one of the nineteenth century's most beloved people. Guided by her Quaker values, she led efforts in education and literacy, prison reform, and-together with figures such as William Wilberforce and Thomas Fowell Buxton-the abolition of slavery. Elizabeth Fry insisted on justice and forever changed the way human beings treat one another (1780-1845).


Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.
 
The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.
 

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Author Bio: Janet Benge

Author Bio: Janet Benge

Janet Benge was born in 1958 and grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand. She and her husband, Geoff Benge, combine talents to produce works such as the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series and the Heroes of History series. She and Geoff currently reside in Orlando, Florida.

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Author Bio: Geoff Benge

Author Bio: Geoff Benge

Geoff Benge was raised in New Zealand, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and philosophy from Waikato University. He and his wife, Janet Benge, are best known for their series Christian Heroes: Then & Now and Heroes of History. He and Janet currently reside in Orlando, Florida.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.16
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English