Eventually the Doctors after scratching their heads and listening to his diverse description of his ailments, decided that despite his protests of illness, there was nothing actually wrong with him other than a likely case of malingering by an experienced old lag of a Private.
Hardly Tom Hardy, more Tom Egmore To celebrate the launch of the new Tom Hardy series Taboo on Saturday nights, we’ve taken a look at Tom’s real wandering relatives, and … Continue reading Tom Hardy; Taboo his Family Tree
Discharged with his scars and medals, Jimmy Kray came back injured from the horror of the tranches, to a single room filled with children….
After John died Elizabeth continued to bring in money for the family by dressing the hair of horses, a strange occupation by today’s standards, but highly in demand an age … Continue reading The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 6: Continued Decline
John Kray had gone to the house of George and Caroline Goulborn at 25 Coleharbour Street Bethnal Green, after the death of his Father and the collapse of his nuclear … Continue reading The Family History of the Kray Twins Part 5: The London Tribe of Lamplighters
A Happy, Healthy, and Hearty New Year to all my readers. More Whitechapel murders, mayhem, and mania in in the next instalment in 2011! Part 5 of the Kray Twins’ … Continue reading Happy New Year to all my Readers!
Murder in Goodman’s Yard It was a sunny autumn afternoon in the Charity School where Mary Ann Kray was practising her writing, scratching the small nub of chalk across the … Continue reading The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 4: Murder and Body Snatching in Whitechapel
if you were a big enough fish, and had the right lawyer you could walk away on a technicality, if you were a foot soldier you would go to the gallows even if you didn’t pull the trigger.
frederickkrayfamily Click to see tree The first Kray we come across in the direct line is Frederick Kray born around 1773 in the City of London or nearby. Frederick is the … Continue reading The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 2: Georgian Goldsmith, Jeweller, Dealer, and Chapman
Origins of the name The origin of the Kray Family name is by no means clear, there are several possibilities, including the Old English word “Cray” for a stream, common … Continue reading The Family History of the Kray Twins: Part 1 “Origins of the Name”