'My criminal ancestors' - Carl Chinn and the Real Peaky Blinders
Birmingham in the 1890s meeting the real gangs
The dramatic BBC series 'Peaky Blinders' has captivated audiences all over the world who have followed the criminal gangs of Birmingham.
Now well-known historian and author, Carl Chinn, tells the story of some of his ancestors who were among the petty criminals who were found in Birmingham's back streets. It is not a story of fashionable mythology but a fascinating insight into the poverty and degradation of one of the Empire's great cities.
Keywords: Peaky Blinders, Birmingham, poverty, gangs, Carl Chinn
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