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What Was Going On Beyond Birmingham During ‘Peaky Blinders’?

Updated 5 Nov 2019 7.0k views10 items

When watching the BBC's hit show Peaky Blinders, viewers are thrown into the world of the Shelbys, the Grays, and all of their friends and enemies. With the show's multitude of well-orchestrated plots and double-crossings, keeping alliances and allegiances straight is a challenge in itself, but so is putting Peaky Blinders into historical context. 

As Peaky Blinders history unfolds, there's mention of several contemporaneous local, national, and global events. Revolutions, independence movements, and emerging ideologies often receive passing mention to create the appropriate Peaky Blinders historical setting - but have you ever wanted to know more?

What was really going on in England and around the world during the first part of the 20th century, and how do those real-world events affect the choices of Thomas Shelby and the rest of the Peaky Blinders? 

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