G.O.T: Amazing Grace

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Sorry to mislead, but I haven’t gone all big headed. The title is in reference of course to its association with the abolition of slavery throughout the British empire and continues to be an incredibly empowering and moving epic. Yes, it was during this monarch’s reign that William Wilberforce’s campaign was finally heard, as well as the impoverished workforce of Britain at the time. The latter led to the Factory Act being introduced, which prohibited children younger than 9 from working in these places and also reduced the working hours of female and child employees. In 1832, a horrendous bout of cholera ravaged the nation, killing 20,000 people and not long after that it was pronounced that all births, deaths and marriages must be registered by law. Bet the certification office secretary was pleased it wasn’t put in place before the cholera epidemic 😉

 

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