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The Worst Jobs in History

Monday, July 26, 2010 , Posted by ebizar at 1:36 PM

In this series, Tony Robinson sheds light on how a previously unsung army of workers shaped the world as we know it.

First series are concentrated on a different historical period per programme: Roman and Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Tudor, Stuarts, Georgian and Victorian.

There was a one off special called The Worst Christmas Jobs in History.

Second series is concentrated on particular job settings, namely: Urban, Royal, Industrial, Maritime and Rural.

Some of the more repulsive or dangerous jobs included chimney sweep, executioner, leech collector, Plague burier, rat-catcher, leather tanner, gong farmer and sin-eater.

Watch the full documentary now (playlist from Youtube)

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