Ronnie and Reggie Kray – the two notorious twins from the East End of London. They were described as the most dangerous men in Britain at one point and are still known as the gangsters of East London. They were West End nightclub owners but were also criminals participating in armed robbery, arson and murder.
I watched the movie ‘Legend’ in cinemas when it was released in 2015 which was a portrayal of the twins’ and their lives. It was an interesting, fast paced movie and Tom Hardy played both twins so it was also eyecandy for me. However, their lives and criminal activities were glamourised which was unfortunate because at the end of the day they were criminals who were violent and who had no remorse for their actions. Nonetheless it was a very interesting story to watch.
An interesting fact which never fails to make me laugh is that Barbara Windsor – Peggy Mitchell from Eastenders! – had a one night stand with Reggie Kray.
The pair were arrested in 1968 and sentenced to life imprisonment. Ronnie died in a high security psychiatric hospital in 1995 whilst Reggie died in 2000 eight weeks after being released from prison