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Discover the remarkable history of the Peaky Blinders... Free BONUS Inside! Peaky Blinders is a popular BBC television series about an organized crime family in post-World War I Birmingham, England, but does this series depict the factual history of Birmingham? As it turns out, there were Peaky Blinders in Birmingham, and they terrorized those streets long before World Discover the remarkable history of the Peaky Blinders... Free BONUS Inside! Peaky Blinders is a popular BBC television series about an organized crime family in post-World War I Birmingham, England, but does this series depict the factual history of Birmingham? As it turns out, there were Peaky Blinders in Birmingham, and they terrorized those streets long before World War I. The Peaky Blinders rose to prominence in the overcrowded and unsanitary conditions of late Victorian Birmingham in the 1870s. Their ranks were composed of the working poor—trade union members who were fiercely loyal to each other—children who had no place else to go, and career criminals. Just how organized they became and the exact extent of their involvement in crimes other than street fighting and assault is a subject of some debate, but they did build a fierce reputation as violent criminals that plagued the citizens of this industrial city for a little over a decade. The Peaky Blinders were well-known for both their stylish clothing and their violent nature. No man, woman, or child was safe when they were on the prowl. The Peaky Blinders left a profound impression on the city they terrorized, and over 150 years later, their legend lives on in film and song. This book tells their story, from the early days of the slogging gangs to the end of the Peaky Blinder era in the lead up to World War I. Discover a plethora of topics such as Birmingham, the Birthplace of the Peaky Blinders Rise of the Peaky Blinders Mob Rule The Law Strikes Back The End of an Era The World Moves On: World War I And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on the Peaky Blinders, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!


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Discover the remarkable history of the Peaky Blinders... Free BONUS Inside! Peaky Blinders is a popular BBC television series about an organized crime family in post-World War I Birmingham, England, but does this series depict the factual history of Birmingham? As it turns out, there were Peaky Blinders in Birmingham, and they terrorized those streets long before World Discover the remarkable history of the Peaky Blinders... Free BONUS Inside! Peaky Blinders is a popular BBC television series about an organized crime family in post-World War I Birmingham, England, but does this series depict the factual history of Birmingham? As it turns out, there were Peaky Blinders in Birmingham, and they terrorized those streets long before World War I. The Peaky Blinders rose to prominence in the overcrowded and unsanitary conditions of late Victorian Birmingham in the 1870s. Their ranks were composed of the working poor—trade union members who were fiercely loyal to each other—children who had no place else to go, and career criminals. Just how organized they became and the exact extent of their involvement in crimes other than street fighting and assault is a subject of some debate, but they did build a fierce reputation as violent criminals that plagued the citizens of this industrial city for a little over a decade. The Peaky Blinders were well-known for both their stylish clothing and their violent nature. No man, woman, or child was safe when they were on the prowl. The Peaky Blinders left a profound impression on the city they terrorized, and over 150 years later, their legend lives on in film and song. This book tells their story, from the early days of the slogging gangs to the end of the Peaky Blinder era in the lead up to World War I. Discover a plethora of topics such as Birmingham, the Birthplace of the Peaky Blinders Rise of the Peaky Blinders Mob Rule The Law Strikes Back The End of an Era The World Moves On: World War I And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on the Peaky Blinders, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!

30 review for Peaky Blinders: A History from Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    L J Field

    This book focuses on the social landscape of the city of Birmingham, England during the years 1870 to about the start of the First World War in 1914. Most of the commentary is devoted to living conditions of the populace rather than on the Peaky Blinders as individuals. There is virtually nothing here that describes the structure of the gang nor the other gangs with whom they fought. Overall, a rather disappointing read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    By the end of the 1800s, Britain had two major classes.  There was a group of privilege and prosperity and there was another world of poverty, destitution, and hardship.  No were has that more obvious than in the urban area of Birmingham, England.  An urban gang (called the Peaky Blinders) operated in this region from the end of the 1800s until the start of World War I.  Surprisingly, several of the Peaky Blinders members served in the war. As the Industrial Revolution brought more people into th By the end of the 1800s, Britain had two major classes.  There was a group of privilege and prosperity and there was another world of poverty, destitution, and hardship.  No were has that more obvious than in the urban area of Birmingham, England.  An urban gang (called the Peaky Blinders) operated in this region from the end of the 1800s until the start of World War I.  Surprisingly, several of the Peaky Blinders members served in the war. As the Industrial Revolution brought more people into the cities to work, there wasn't enough housing to meet their needs and people lived in squalid conditions. Juvenile delinquents and gambling dens abounded.  The wealthy demanded the police curtail their actions but groups of boys and men joined 'slogging gangs' to fight back.  One of the most famous of these gangs was the Peaky Blinders (the subject of a recent BBC television series).  They dressed elegantly, used violence, and controlled the Small Heath section of Birmingham for over a decade. Amazingly, females, as well as lads and men, were in slogging gangs.  From slogging gangs, Birmingham lads merged into gangs of hardened criminals.  A Peaky's moll (girlfriend) wore a distinctive style. Peaky's were often as violent with their molls as their enemies.  As the lads aged, they joined more dangerous groups, increasing their violent ways.  Police were common foes; their ranks were stretched thin. This is a fascinating bit of British history; who knew?  I didn't know about this aspect of British life until I saw the offer for this book.  Interesting information about what happens when too many (unemployed or underemployed) youths live in too small a space with nothing worthwhile to do.  As infrastructure and social amenities (especially football) increased in Birmingham, the hold of the gangs lessened.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Janet B

    Street gang This is a part of English HIstory totally new to me. This gang rose out of the industrial revolution and responded to the poverty of the times and the grit of the industries in Birmingham. This gang attacked Citizens in the streets with violence( their name reflects one of their fighting weapons). Lasting til WW2 they made their decade long mark on England. Do read this interesting book!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Marj Wytzka

    Interesting topic, poor writing I enjoyed reading this book as I learned something new, but the writing was very basic. Almost like an elementary student wrote this for a class assignment. A lot of repeating of the same information and jumpy in its time line. But interesting topic.

  5. 4 out of 5

    ulla gilfillan

    By order of the he real peaky binders... A highly informative, enlightened history of the real Peaky blinders. Learn of the harsh Peaky blinders reality 150 years before they were popular upon British television.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cindi Leiter

    Condensed This was a great book to pick up a summary of the actual history of the Leaky Blinders. I appreciated the no nonsense type of writing that allowed me to get many facts without hours of research.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mare

    Very informative. I'd never heard of them before and this gave me just enough information to pique my curiosity. Very informative. I'd never heard of them before and this gave me just enough information to pique my curiosity.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Woodswit

    Useful! A pretty good overview.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nino

  10. 5 out of 5

    MR M G PAYNE

  11. 4 out of 5

    Isabelle Mcnamee

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    anthony clark

  13. 5 out of 5

    mark edwards

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    susan

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    Ricky E Miller

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    Tom Nychay

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    Alexis Taft

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    Dale Williams

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    DM

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    Rachel Callaway

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    John Curran

  22. 5 out of 5

    Karen Mcclure

  23. 4 out of 5

    Starfighter

  24. 4 out of 5

    ilva llakmani

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rita Kelly

  26. 4 out of 5

    Frederick L. Yarger

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jess

  28. 5 out of 5

    Becky

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jim

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    Malcolm Oswald

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