Victorian child labour

Posted: February 1, 2012 by orlandoayli in general

We are working on Victorian times because it is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens on 7th February this year. Victoria, became queen in 1837, when Charles Dickens was a young man. So he was an adult in the Victorian times.

It has also been 175 years since Queen Victoria came to the throne. So we are working on Charles Dickens and his life and background and we have been researching on the people in Victorian times.

My task was to look for videos on Youtube that would help us to understand what it was like for poor children in Victorian times. I learned that lots of children worked. Some were in mines, some were cleaning people’s shoes on the streets, some swept chimneys.

Some children were sold by their parents and to work for no money.

Families who didn’t have any money and no work ended up in the workhouse.


I was shocked when I saw this video because the kids that had  and they where ill and the jobs they had to do is terrible.

  1. INC says:

    Nice work, Roo.
    You need to edit your last sentence – I know you were in a rush – and add tags and categories.
    You are getting the hang of this blogging business aren’t you?

  2. ROH says:

    Very good there are some really interesting facts in their. 🙂

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