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Children in Victorian Britain Children at work...At the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign, poor children as young as five worked for a living

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Children in Victorian Britain Children at work... At the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign, poor children as young as five worked for a living. Children did various kinds of jobs. ...read more.

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Other children worked in factories. They had jobs like piecers in cotton mills and would spend the day repairing broken threads. Most factories and mine owners did not think anything was wrong with giving nasty jobs to children. ...read more.

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Children in country also worked. They did jobs like picking up stones before the crops were sown or scaring birds away from the crops. The hours were long and often the weather was wet and cold. Children were cheap and could not complain. Some orphans and homeless children were sold to employers as chimney sweeps. ...read more.

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