Charles Dickens campaigned for a number of social reforms, highlightening them not just in his novels and short works but also by writing articles, phamplets, letters to newspapers and in speeches he gave.


Poor Schools.

Field Lane Ragged School.


Fallen Women.

Charles Dickens helped set-up Urania Cottage, a home for fallen women at Shepherds Bush on the then western outskirts of London.


Public Executions.

Dickens was opposed at the spectacle of public executions. He witnessed the execution of the Mannings at Horsemonger Lane Gaol.


Sanitary Reform.



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