Maureen Flanagan, former hairdresser to the Krays matriarch Violet, asserts: "They were both bisexual"Witnesses say that Reggie's unhappy marriage to Frances Shea was a sham, insisting that he was actually in love with her brother. “He had no regrets about his life — but he never wanted anyone to live the life he had.”. It delivers a dark insight into the lives and minds of the brothers but is the hidden truth even more disturbing? Born 1943 in Ormsby Street, Bethnal Green, East London, of Irish descent, Frances Shea was the beautiful, but doomed, first wife of Reggie Kray, one half of the infamous British gangster twins The Krays. It was always expensive, classy shoes. Very subtle. MARCH 5, 1969: Sentenced at the Old Bailey to life imprisonment for the murder of Jack “The Hat” McVitie. Reggie was banged up in Parkhurst jail, 14 years into a life sentence, while Ron was a patient at Broadmoor 70 miles away from his sibling. "There was definitely a bond there which was probably inseparable. He argued that without the Kray … AUGUST 26, 2000: Reggie freed from Wayland Prison on compassionate grounds. “I was very respectful, calling him Mr Kray, and he invited me in for a cup of tea. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. When [Frances] first came onto the scene the first reaction from Ronnie was jealousy, sheer and utter jealousy. Their complicated sexuality is also examined in depth. “I first met Reggie in the chapel. Steve said: “As Category A prisoners we were allowed to wear whatever we wanted. ... and became his second wife. MARCH 29, 1995: Reggie, in 2000, is allowed to go to his twin’s funeral in East London. AUGUST 11, 1982: Allowed under tight security to attend the funeral of their mother Violet. He had a red cloth on as a hat, a prison mop as a white beard and was carrying a sack. Flanagan was also close to the girl who became Reggie's first wife. Talking about the new film, Legend, in which Tom Hardy plays both twins, Steve says: “No one has ever managed to capture them on screen. Reggie Kray's tragic young wife's diaries reveal he slept with ''gun, sword, knife, chopper and flick-knife'' by bed. Steve, 57, from Shoreham, West Sussex, said: “I was in my twenties and wanted to be a face, someone known and respected. The two were born in Hoxton, East London. Steve introduced himself to Reggie in Parkhurst in 1983, after being jailed for seven years for armed robbery. “He was a very fatherly figure in many ways. It was the worst cuppa I’ve ever had in my life, but of course I didn’t tell him that! With Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson. MAY 16, 1969: Reggie is taken to Parkhurst, on the Isle of Wight, and Ronnie to Durham. “Reg was always bang on the money if he felt Ron wasn’t well, and vice versa. "He put his head on my shoulder and told me Ron killed Frances. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. But, rather than Ronnie, this new documentary points a finger at Violet Kray. In fact, Ronnie has long been suspected of staging Frances' murder to make it look like a suicide. Von Judge claims: "The mother had something to do with Frances' death because Frances got pregnant. Reggie Kray with second wife, Roberta, whom he married in prison. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. He revealed: “A prisoner who used to be a chef had access to two ovens. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Flanagan says that Ronnie hated how obsessed Frances has been with Reggie since she was a young girl and Ronnie's uncontrollable violent temper was well know. Frances was born in 1943 in Hoxton, London to Elsie Shea, a Shoreditch born twenty-one-year-old seamstress and Frank Shea Sr., a woodworker (aged twenty-six at the time) from Hoxton but of Irish descent. An inquest at the time concluded Frances Kray had committed suicide. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). “In the trailer for Legend Ron is shown wearing boots, but he wouldn’t have been seen dead in them. “He treated me like his son. "I thought they should be ironed out, to be honest. "He suddenly broke down and said 'I'm going to tell you something I've only ever told two people and something I've carried around with me' - something that had been a black hole since the day he found out. A former gay lover and prison confidant of Reggie Kray has alleged the gangster revealed his first wife was murdered by twin brother Ronnie. Maureen Flanagan, a frequent visitor to the Kray home and their mother's hairdresser, also visited the twins in prison and later helped arrange their funerals. It’s what he wanted to do. But he added: "There is not one day I would change with mine and Reggie's relationship.". Ronnie and Reggie Kray's mugshot after their arrest in the 1940s. Ronald "Ronnie" Kray (24 October 1933 – 17 March 1995) and Reginald "Reggie" Kray (24 October 1933 – 1 October 2000), twin brothers, were British criminals, the foremost perpetrators of organised crime in the East End of London during the 1950s and 1960s.

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