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Child Labor In Victorian Britain

Updated: Feb 4, 2019

Children in Victorian Britain were forced to work 13-hour days in mills and factories as early as the age of five. Many lived in apprentice houses like orphans. Either their parents were dead or could not care for them because they, too, were working long hours. Other children scavenged all day to find scraps of metal, coal, and other things they could trade for a meal.


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