Of course, the mythology is very real as well. This was very much the next generation of the Pyle family, who have been criminals for over a century. In my research, the earliest record of a Pyle I could find was of a William Pyle who was sent to Australia in 1826 for stealing a handkerchief. He was followed a few years later by John Pyle, who'd been convicted of stealing beef, bacon, butter, suet and lard from a pantry in Lambeth. There's a wonderful double edge that this truly is a crime family, one that manifests the same kind of intimate moments that exist in anyone's domestic life.