A Chistmas Carol Background

Victoria

England 1837, Queen Victoria was the last monorch of the royal house of Hanover.Victoria ruled over a quarter of the world population. Children as young as 5 worked in underground mines for up to 12 hours a day. Until 1870 whn a law was passed saying kids 5-12 mst attend school. Girls would be taugh at home while boys go o boarding school at age 10.

Charles Dickens is a famous writer of books, for example A Christmas Carol. He grew up working in a factory putting stamp on bottles. His family was in jail because his father could not keep up with the payments.

The Industrialization was a time period involving the re-organization of an economy for the purpose of manufacturing.