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Earl of Shaftesbury, English statesman, moral philosopher, philanthropist and factory reformer, c1880. Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885) piloted a number of reforming acts through Parliament including the factory acts of 1847, 1850 and 1859 resulting in a 10-hour working day, and the Coal Mines Act of 1842 which outlawed the employment of women and of children under 13 underground. From The Modern Portrait Gallery.
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