20% of girls and 37% boys aged 10-14 worked full time.
The average working week was 70 hours.
I don't really like cleaning but I haven't inherited money like the people I work for. So I need to work to earn enough money to afford food.
I can't afford getting a good education.
There wasn't a state education system guarenteeing an education for all.
Literary rates were 60% for woman and 70% for men
This is where me and my siblings live. My mother died whilst giving birth to my youngest sibling. An d my dad died a few years after. And because I'm the eldest I have to start work earlier and take care of every one.
Today is my wedding. I have never even met my future husband before but I'll be expected to have at least 6 children.
The average life expectancy was 41 years.
I guess it's the end of my life is approaching. I'm quite old. I'm 39.
There was no National Health Service or social security system to support those who were ill or in need of financial assistance.