A Christmas carol backround
The Victorian era of British history was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901. It was a long period of peace, prosperity, refined sensibilities and national self-confidence for Britain.
The industrial revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840 and it was around the same time as child labor and or poverty.
The child labor was harsh the kids would start working around 6 and have no pay also they would work for 12-14 hours a day! When a boy was 8 he would get paid and also as they go on they would work up in status and get a couple of more shillings each time.
Here are some other facts about Charles Dickens. His wife was Catherine Thompson Hogarth she lived from 1815 to 1879 the death of Catherine was tough on Charles and that is when his writing started to get back on him and he fell behind. Also Charles wrote 65 books.