The Gangs of Birmingham

The Gangs of Birmingham brings to vivid life a forgotten chapter in the history of British gangland.

The Gangs of Birmingham

In the early 1870s, the boomtown of Birmingham erupted in a series of vicious gang wars. Mobs of youths armed with stones, knives and belt buckles fought pitched battles in a struggle for territorial supremacy. Known as "sloggers", they drew their numbers from the workshops and factories that made guns, nails and jewellery, and lived cheek-by-jowl in overcrowded, insanitary slums. Author Philip Gooderson traces the history of these warring factions from their first appearance in the Cheapside area to the later rise of the "peaky blinders", new gangs named for their peaked caps and long fringes. He describes for the first time the brutal antics of once-infamous fighters such as the Simpson and Harper brothers and the police killer George "Cloggy" Williams, and explains the eventual demise of the gangs at the turn of the century. The Gangs of Birmingham brings to vivid life a forgotten chapter in the history of British gangland.

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The Gangs of Birmingham
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Philip Gooderson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Milo Books Ltd

In the early 1870s, the boomtown of Birmingham erupted in a series of vicious gang wars. Mobs of youths armed with stones, knives and belt buckles fought pitched battles in a struggle for territorial supremacy. Known as "sloggers", they drew their numbers from the workshops and factories that made guns,
The Real Peaky Blinders
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Carl Chinn
Categories: Birmingham (England)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-10 - Publisher:

Stylish and dark, the BBC series the 'Peaky Blinders' is set in the backstreets of Birmingham after the First World War and tells of the rise to power of Thomas Shelby and his criminal gang. Yet the real stories behind these fictional characters are just as dramatic, bloody and compelling
Peaky Blinders - The Real Story of Birmingham's most notorious gangs
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Carl Chinn
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-19 - Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The Peaky Blinders as we know them, thanks to the hit TV series, are infused with drama and dread. Fashionably dressed, the charismatic but deeply flawed Shelby family blind enemies by slashing them with the disposable safety razor blades stitched in to the peaks of their
Peaky Blinders
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Carl Chinn
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09 - Publisher: Dino Books

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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Carl Chinn
Categories: True Crime
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