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Here's the Real History Behind Thomas Shelby and the Other Peaky Blinders


Season 5 of Peaky Blinders recently arrived on Netflix and fans are already beside themselves waiting for the anticipated sixth season, the penultimate of the seven total that creator and writer Steven Knight has "almost certainly" confirmed.

We picked up in the late 1920s with the Shelby family in the wake of the Great Fall of the Stock Market. Soon after, Thomas Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) is forced to align himself with the real-life fascist Oswald Mosley.

But is Thomas Shelby also based on a real-life figure? Keep reading to find out.