Those who made a change

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Those who made a change

There are many people that have contributed to the improvements to our country to turn it to the country it is now.
The nominations for the award of the greatest contribution to History are....
Robert Peel....
Robert was born in the year of 1788 in Bury, Lancashire. He was a student at Oxford University studying Classics and Mathematics. His father was very wealthy textile manufacturer and was and Member of Parliament. As a result of his father’s influence and political connections, Robert became an MP at the age of 21. In 1829, Robert Peel set up the Metropolititan Police based at Scotland Yard. Employing 1000 police constables and they became known as ‘Bobbies’ or ‘Peelers’. The ‘Bobbies’ were unpopular at first, but they did succeed in reducing crime. Robert became the British Prime Minister from 1834 to 1835 then from 1841 to 1846 again. During his time as Prime Minister, Robert reintroduced income tax in order to reduce taxes on goods. 1844, he also introduced the Factory Act, limiting the number of hours that women and children were permitted to work in factories. 1850, he was an MP for Tamworth from 1830 to his death in 1850 after a riding accident.
Elizabeth Fry...
Elizabeth Fry was born in 1780 and died in 1845. Elizabeth and her family were Quakers and believed in charity and helping others. Quakers are ‘friends’ or members of family of religious movements collectively known as the Religious Society Of Friends. Her mother was from a family of bankers and her father was a banker and owned a factory. When she was 18 she was inspired by a speech read by American Quaker, William Savery. Elizabeth started helping poor and sick people and visiting prisoners. She believed that everyone deserved kindness. She visited many prisons and was shocked by how dirty and overcrowded they were. In some places prisoners slept on the floors. Elizabeth brought clean clothes for prisoners and eventually started a school for the children who were in

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