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The Greg's exploited the working and workhouse poor kids having them work 13 hours a day
on 8 September 2015
I don't know why a book was written about her. Hannah Greg was born into wealth and marries into wealth in addition to having an exceptional education for a women of that age. Having read books about the Cadburys and Guinness's I kept wondering when they were going to do something. She is a dissenter, ( doesn't agree with the Anglican interpretation of the Christian faith ) and attends chapel with what we are told has a devout belief. However for all their high moral ground, interest and concern it never seems to go past talk. They were abolitionists but went quiet when they found they were in line for an inheritance of a plantation worked by slaves. The Greg's exploited the working and workhouse poor kids having them work 13 hours a day. It was government legislation that made them have to reduce the hours. It is a well written book but the Greg's faith in action appears only skin deep. Much of what they did, apart from education, was to maximise their business.