Lord Shaftesbury

Your task today is to research the famous victorian, Lord Shaftesbury. You must write about why he was an important figure in British History.

Here are some links to help you:

http://primaryfacts.com/1745/lord-shaftesbury-facts/

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/famous.htm

http://history.parkfieldict.co.uk/victorians/lord-shaftsbury

Good Luck!

Mr. Rizvi

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21 Responses to Lord Shaftesbury

  1. kaif says:

    Lord Ashley didn’t have a very happy childhood.
    He was born on 28th April 1801 in London.
    Until his father’s death in 1851, he was known as lord Ashley.
    He was a pupil at Harrow school and then he studied classic Christ church collage, Oxford.
    He was important of the British history because he president of ragged schools which meant that poor kids could get an education.

  2. Madihakhan says:

    Lord Shaftsbury was born on the 28th April 1801 at 24 Grosvenor Square. He was born in London. When his father died in 1851 Lord Shaftsbury was known as Lord Ashley. He didn’t have a happy childhood and he never saw his parents at all. He had an unpleasant time at the Manor House school in chiswick. The only person he would get on with was the housekeeper Maria Mills. She would read him a book to cheer him up because he had a very hard life.

    Lord Shaftsbury was a pupil at Harrow school and then he studied classics at the Christ Church collage, Oxford. In 1826, Shaftsbury became a Tory member of the house of Parliament. He was the supporter of the Duke Wellington. He was the president of ragged union, promoting the education of poor children.

    He died at the age of 84 years old on 1st October 1885.He was buried in Westminster abbey.

  3. Alina Ali says:

    Lord Shaftesbury Was born on 28th April 1801 at 24 Grosvenor square. He was heavily involved in reforming lunatic asylums in Britain; helping to provide better care and treatment of the insane. In 1826, he became a Tory member of parliament. He was a pupil in harrow and he studied at Christ Church College.

  4. Wania says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was a politician who wanted to reform children’s lives during the Victorian era. He was born in 1801, 28th of April. His father, Anthony Ashley cooper, was the 6th Earl of Shaftesbury. Lord Shaftesbury then became Earl of Shaftesbury…actually he was the 7th earl of Shaftesbury.

    When he was 25, he also became a member of parliament. In 1833 he proposed that children should work for a maximum of 10 hours. In 1837 it was made law that if they were under 9 they were not allowed working in factories. It was then made law that women or children were not allowed to work underground.

    He was also interested in education for working children. He was chairman of the Ragged Schools Union – an organisation that set up over a hundred schools for poor children.

  5. Nafeesah says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was born on 28th April 1801 at 24 Grosvenor square in London. When his father died, in 1851, he was known as Lord Ashley. Lord Shaftesbury was a president of the ragged school union promoting the education of poor children. Lord Shaftesbury was also a politician. He thought children and women couldn’t work underground and children should only work for 10 hours. 26 children got killed in a coal accident which was devastating.

    He was a reformer who wanted to make children’s lives better forever.

  6. Edgar legzdins says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was born on 1801 in London. Also, he was the president of the raged school so the poor could get an education. Lord Shaftsbury thought that only children over nine could work in factories and only work ten hours a day. He also states that no child or women were allowed to go underground to mine coal. He died on the first of October in 1885 and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

  7. Aneesa says:

    Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th earl of Shaftesbury was born on the 28th April 1801 at 24 Grosvenor square, London. Until his Father’s death he was known as Lord Ashley, he didn’t have a pleasant childhood as he didn’t see his parents that often. In 1826, he became a tory member of parliament (he was a supporter of the Duke of Wellington). Shaftesbury was heavily involved in reforming lunatic asylums (somebody who was in charge of people who are mentally ill). He provided better care for children by looking after them and giving them enough food to eat and drink.
    Shaftesbury was the president of the Ragged School Union, promoting the education of poor children. In 1833, he proposed that children should work at the maximum of 10 hours. In 1834, a law was passed that children under 9 would not work in textile factories. Along with that, in 1842, he also made a law saying no child or women should work underground.
    In 1885, on the 1st October he died in Westminster Abbey (he was 84 years old when he died).

  8. Anam says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was born on the 28 April 1801 in London. He was the president of the ragged school union, promoting the education for the poor children. His nickname was, ‘poor man’s earl’ because he was championed to help the poor children and the working class of the Victorian poor children. Then he died on the 1st of October in 1885 and he was 84 and he is buried in Westminster abbey.

  9. Ismail says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was born on 28th April 1801 in London. until his His Dad died in 1851. He was known as lord Ashley. Lord Ashley didn’t have a very happy childhood, he hardly saw his parents and he had an unpleasant time at the Manor House School in Chiswick. He did get on well with the housekeeper, Maria mills . She used to tell him stories from the Bible to cheer him up when he was unhappy. Shaftesbury was a pupil at Harrow School and then he studied classics at Christ Church College ,Oxford.

  10. S Afsar says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was important for the British history because he was a president of ragged schools. He was heavily involved of reforming the lunatic asylums all over Britain. Shaftesbury was a politician for changing children’s lives and stated that they should work for 10 hours a day.

    He took plight of poor children after reading reports about the labour industry. An organisation was funded for ragged schools for children. Also, he was responsible for reforming British factories.

  11. omar says:

    In the year 1833 He proposed that children should work for a maximum of 10 hours a day. In the year 1842 they made laws.One of the laws was that no child or woman should work underground. He also cared about education for working children. Lord Shaftesbury was known as the poor man’s earl, because many of the reforms he championed helped the poor and the working class of Victorian Britain.

  12. Taseen says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was born in 1801 and died in 1885. Lord Shaftesbury is an important figure because in 1833 he exclaimed that children can only work for a maximum of 10 hours. In addition, in 1824, he declared a child under 9 working for textile factories is now illegal. In 1842, he also made a law saying no child or woman is allowed to work under grounds or in coal mines. He was interested for poor children’s education and organised hundreds of schools for the desolate. He attempted to improve poor and needy children’s lives by giving them a decent education.
    So this is why lord Shaftesbury is an important figure in history.

    By Taseen Rehman

  13. ayesha says:

    Lord Shaftesbury

    In the year 1833 he proposed that children should work for a maximum of 10 hours a day. No child or woman should work underground. He was also interested in education for working children. He always loved looking after poor people. Lord Shaftesbury was known as poor man’s Earl, because many of the reforms he championed helped the poor and the working class of Victorian Britain. Shaftesbury was a pupil at Harrow School and then he studied classics at Christ Church College, Oxford.

  14. Hammaad says:

    He was born on 28 April 1801 at 24 Grosvenor Square in London. He was the President of the Ragged School Union, promoting education for the poor children.His nickname was Poor Man’s Earl because he was desperate to help the poor and the working class of Victorian Britan.He died on on 1st October in 1885. He was 85 and he was buried in Westminster Abbey.

    • Mrs Shepherd says:

      A great little biography of Lord Shaftesbury. I didn’t know he was buried at Westminster Abbey so you’ve definitely taught me something new, Hammaad. Well done.

  15. mariam says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was the 7th earl of Shaftesbury. He was born on the 28th April 1801. When his father died, everyone called him Lord Ashley. He hardly saw his parents and he had an unhappy early life.

    In 1826, Lord Shaftesbury became a tory member of Parliament. He supported Duke of Wellington’s campaign. He also soon became interested for a medical asylum for the insane. He was also a man who decided how long children work in the factories, as he was similar to Dr Bernardo. He was the president of the ragged school union, he liked to help children. In 1842 he said all children under 10 were not allowed to work in mines or to work more than 10 hours.

    Lord Shaftesbury had ten children. He died on the 1st of October 1885. All the children were extremely upset. The reason why he was so upset was that he helped millions of the children and build medical Asylum’s for the insane.

  16. Hanzalah says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was very important because he helped lots of children who worked in dangerous factories and mills during the Victorian Era.
    He said that children under 9 should not be forced to go factories and work for 10 hours.Lord Shaftesbury was president of Ragged school Union, Promoting the education of poor children. When he was 25 he became a member of parliament. He continued to promote the safety of children across the UK.

  17. uzayr says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was born on the 28th April in the year 1801 at Grosvenor Square in London.
    He was president of the Ragged School Union giving poor children the education they deserve.
    He felt that children should only work for a maximum of 10 hours every day.
    Shaftesbury was a politician that tried to improve children’s lives in the Victorian era.

    He thought that it was wrong for children and women to work underground.
    In 1844, he became the chair of the Ragged School Union.
    because 26 children died in a coal accident, people started getting concerned about
    the cruelty to children. So then Queen Victorian ordered an inquiry and he was the leader of it.

    Later that year, an act was sent through that women and girls and boys
    under the age of 10 were not allowed to mine underground.
    He was also a reformer who wanted to make children’s lives better.
    Because of him, women and children are not allowed to work in mines anymore.

  18. Aadam Ahmed says:

    Lord Shaftesbury was a politician who attempted to improve children’s lives during the Victorian times. In 1833 he proposed that children should work for a maximum of 10 hours a day. At the age of 25, he became a member of Parliament. He began to take an interest in the plight of poor children after reading newspaper reports about labour in industry. He was also interested in education for working children. He was the chairman of the Ragged Schools Union an organisation that set up over a hundred schools for poor children.

  19. Miranda says:

    Lord Shaftesbury
    Lord Shaftesbury was part of the Anthony Ashley Cooper family. He was the president of the Ragged School Union; he made sure every child was educated and well looked after. Lord Shaftesbury wanted to help people who were poor and since he was rich. He provided food, drinks, blankets and clothes for them. He didn’t just sit around and let the others deal with it because he was selfless and wanted the poor to live a better life.

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