Child Labor in Britain - Working Orphans

Very young children helped to fill jobs in Britain during the UK's Industrial Revolution. 

Among the saddest facts about this time in British history is this:  It was cheaper to buy the work of a child than it was to buy a brush.

Media Credits

Clip from "The Children Who Built Victorian Britain," copyright BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip online via the BBC Channel at YouTube.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.

Jane Humphries

Julian Carey

Julian Carey

Executive Producer:
Christina Macauley




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