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Charles Bacon, a victorian child labourer describes his life.

Charles Bacon, a victorian child labourer describes his life.
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Key Info
  • Charles Bacon, a victorian child labourer describes his life.
  • Duration: 00:34
  • Animation of the life of a child labourer, Charles Bacon, was created by Alex Hancocks, a student at the Newport Animation School. Charles explains that he waits with his father, awaiting the highest bidder to bid for his services as a horse handler. He explains how child labouring was much the same in America as England. This clip from ‘The Children Who Built Victorian Britain’ was first broadcast on BBC Four : bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t6t3r on 28 January 2011. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Victorians: Child Labour

  • Keywords: victorian, animation, Charles Bacon, child labour, history
Ideas for use in class
  • Can the children research on the internet any other recounts of Victorian life in a workhouse? How reliable are these recounts likely to be? Children research the Work and Children’s Act of the 1800 and 1900s. Children write their own recount of life in a Victorian workhouse.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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