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A-Z of History

The intrepid inspector Nige Tassell invites you to peek inside this issue’s intriguing compendium of information

INDUSTRIAL INFANTS

Throughout the Industrial Revolution in Britain, the pressure on the workforce was vast and accelerating. Accordingly, it was estimated that, by the 1860s, 20 per cent of those working in the textiles industry were under the age of 15. Some were as young as five years old.

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