Britain’s most notorious gangsters of all time were East-end duo, identical twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray. They went from rags to riches and became legends in their own time. But the two brothers’ lives were tragically intertwined.
Throughout the Swinging Sixties, the Kray twins unleashed a reign of psychotic terror across London’s crime-ridden East End, leaving a gruesome trail of violence and murder in their path. Ron and Reg ruled the city with 100 thugs on call 24/7. But inside, they were prisoners of their own madness, celebrity-lust, and denial.
More than money, the twins wanted fame. They were gay, but unwilling to sacrifice respect. At once, they were each other’s greatest companions and worst competition.
Finally, unable to control the schizophrenia brewing inside, the consequences were explosive. Though they spent most of their lives in jail, their legend continues to both haunt and enthral.
When they died, their funerals were like royalty. Tens of thousands turned out in London’s East End. On his deathbed, Reg