Charles Bronson ‘couldn’t stop taking hostages’ & reveals reason for name change

Who is Charles Bronson?

Charles Bronson was born on December 6, 1952, with the Luton local quickly turning to gang fights in his youth.

He was first imprisoned in 1974.

Armed robber Bronson has seen his sentence repeatedly increased for attacking prison staff and taking them hostage.

Writing in his 2000 book Bronson, he said: “I’m a nice guy, but sometimes I lose all my senses and become nasty.

“That doesn’t make me evil, just confused”.

Bronson has changed his name a number of times, with his different titles defining certain periods in his life.

Born Michael Gordon Peterson, he changed his name to Charles Bronson during a short stint of freedom in 1987.

He used his new persona to launch an illegal bare-knuckle fighting career, but returned to jail in 1988, keeping his new name.

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