Karl Thorne is the only child of Ada Thorne and Freddie Thorne.

Character HistoryEdit

Series 1 · 1919 Edit

Named after Karl Marx, he was born the day of the wedding of Esme Shelby and John Shelby, in the year 1919.

He was present at his first Shelby family meeting, where the Shelby Company Limited presents their first legal racetrack pitch and during the events of Black Star Day.

Series 2 · 1922 Edit

He attended the funeral of his father Freddie Thorne along with the rest of the Shelby Family. When his uncle Thomas Shelby bought a house for his mother Ada in London, Karl moved with her there.

Series 3 · 1924 Edit

Karl was present along with his mother and the rest of the Shelby Family during the wedding of Grace Shelby and Thomas Shelby.

Series 5 · 1929 Edit

Karl played chess with Ada's male friend, Colonel Ben Younger. Karl says that kids at school say it's worse being black or Jew, which Younger challenges with 'worse than what'. Karl doesn't answer. He tells Younger that he'll never be his father because his is in heaven and he's of different skin color. He also beats him in chess.

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