TIL Charles Dickens’ father was imprisoned when he was boy for unpaid debts. At the age of 12, Dickens’ was forced to leave school and work 10-hour long days at a warehouse for 6 shillings per day. by whatilearned June 10, 2021, 5:49 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote 10hourageboycharlesdaydaysdebtsDickensfatherforcedimprisonedleavelongschoolShillingsTILToday I learnedunpaidWarehousework See more Previous article Does Online Dating Make You Luckier at Love? A new study shows that Internet dating sites help us get together, but they probably don’t make us any luckier in love, despite some companies’ claims to the contrary. Next article Hard-Boiled Egg Recall Hits 34 States Listeria contamination of hard-cooked eggs has led to recalls of prepared salads, sandwiches, and other products in 34 states. 8 Comments Leave a Reply Ah, so David Copperfield and Little Dorrit must have been semi-autobiographical. Log in to Reply I wonder how often debts were either forgiven or delayed for repayment when children incarceration was the option? Log in to Reply My grandfather was sentenced to one day in prison after his horse and cart got stuck on a rail road crossing. Log in to Reply #ARE THERE NO PRISONS! ARE THERE NO WORKHOUSES! Log in to Reply Honestly the title is how I feel about going to work. Log in to Reply “I lived a happy life til I was 10 years old, When debt landed dad in prison and our country house was so sold, Lodged with a lady in her London flat so cold, Worked at a boot polish factory labeling jars quite dull all told, Goodness only knows.. I was a miserable sooo^o ^^u ^u l” [Horrible Histories song](https://youtu.be/TBK-Qt8edxM) Log in to Reply I just read about about his dad John Dickens. Buddy did not die in the most pleasant way possible at all Log in to Reply But think about the interests of the lenders! The free market says that if you deserve that money someone has to be punished or work to pay it. If it’s a 12 year old they should be cheaper to pay because they can’t do the work of a grown man. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.