Peaky Blinders: five Things That Are Historically Accurate (& five That Aren’t) #Peaky_BlindersFebruary 12, 2019
The iconic hats the gang wears in the show were widely worn by the gang members in real life.
he peaked caps are more than just a cool look for the show, they were almost like a uniform, and in the mugshots of the original Peaky Blinders, you can see them all wearing the signature hat.
Though Peaky Blinders does a fantastic job of capturing the time period in which it is set, there’s just one major problem.
Peaky Blinders starts in 1919 immediately following the end of World War I.
The show does a fantastic job of capturing the feeling of the time period, as the world recovered from the devastation of the Great War.
Winston Churchill never would have interacted with the original Peaky Blinders due to the time period.
The IRA rose to prominence right after World War I.
While it is accurate that the IRA would have been active during the time of the show, most of what is shown of them is inaccurate.
Peaky Blinders uses the IRA to make an interesting story but is not worried about the history of the actual movement.
While there is no historical figure for Shelby, he is still an incredibly compelling and interesting character.
A serious assault was committed upon a young man named George Eastwood. Living at 3 court, 2 house, Arthur Street, Small Heath, on Saturday night. It seems that Eastwood, who has been for some time a total abstainer, called between ten and eleven o’clock at the Rainbow Public House in Adderly Street, and was supplied with a bottle of gingerbeer. Shortly afterwards several men known as the “Peaky Blinders” gang, whom Eastw…