Is Peaky Blinders Based on a True Story?

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For fans of Netflix series Peaky Blinders, the question often comes up how accurate the series is within the historical context of the Birmingham Gang of the same name.

To answer the question immediately, the show we are all familiar with on Netflix is not actually based on a historical event, but much like similar shows such as Downton Abbey, place themselves within historical context to give the show a unique and familiar angle, but while taking its own creative liberties.

In history, there isn’t a whole lot of information about the Peaky Blinders themselves, but the gang is often considered one of the earlier subcultures of “rebellious youth.”

Regardless of how accurate its depiction might be, Peaky Blinders has certainly garnered worthy attention, as the show’s cinematography and plot are certainly worth a viewing.


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