The Rise And Fall Of The Krays

Feb 13, 2024 | Videos

The Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie, are notorious figures in British gangland history. Immortalised in the 2015 film Legend starring Tom Hardy, the brothers became notorious for their extreme violence and intimidation tactics that left an everlasting mark on Britain’s underworld.

Ronnie and Reggie were born in 1933 in London’s East End to a working-class family. It was here where they first began to take part in criminal activities, leading them into a life of crime that would ultimately shape their fate forever. In the 1950s, the Kray twins consolidated their hold on London’s criminal underworld by establishing strong connections with organised crime groups and setting up a network of illegal gambling establishments across London.

The Krays’ reign of terror included numerous murders; often these were committed as acts of retribution against those who had crossed them, or those they saw as potential rivals. The pair also gained notoriety for their extortions and robberies which earned them millions of pounds over the years. Despite being caught by Scotland Yard detectives at the peak of their power in 1968 and convicted for murder due to overwhelming evidence, the aura that surrounded the Kray’s still lives on today.

If you want to learn more about this fascinating story then check out the documentary ‘Kray Twins: Born Villains?’ This docudrama features exclusive interviews with family members and those close to Ronnie and Reggie as well as archive footage of police investigations never before seen by the public. Learn how two seemingly normal boys from East London transformed into Britain’s most feared gangsters, leaving an impact on society that will never be forgotten.

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