The most famous British criminal
• The most famous British criminal
Michael Gordon Peterson in his career was replaced about a hundred prisons, took hostage 30 people (including his lawyer, an art teacher and a couple of terrorists directly from Iraq) and broke the noses of so many guards that they would be enough for the whole company. So, how life came to a normal British boy from a good family?
Call me Charles
As a teenager, Michael decided not to be Michael and took a sonorous pseudonym Charles Bronson, in honor of the Hollywood actor. With a name sit at home was a sin, and therefore the newly-born Charles plunged into street life. Jobs in escort services, ultimate fighting, circus - up to 26 years old boy led a wild, but interesting life.
The road to prison
In 1974, Bronson finally strays from the righteous way and makes the most reckless in their lives act: robbing a post office in the amount of twenty-six pounds and eighteen pence. For a crime against the Crown Court gives boyfriend for seven years
The artist and poet
Boredom in the chamber, Charles drove crazy and he decided to do creative work. His drawings were duplicated by the British press, the prisoner even provided a personal instructor - though the lessons will not last long with him. Once Phil Denielson severely criticized one of the works Bronson, for which he severely criticized the teacher. Forty five o'clock Phil spent in physical hell, until the offender is simply not bothered to deal with them.
Single punch cows
Sport for Charles remained almost the only outlet. The prisoner really has large physique and devoted all his time training. In 2007 he published his book "Fitness in solitary confinement", which tells in detail how to achieve a steep body there without any nonsense like simulators. Tips in this book were given questionable: he Bronson easily wrung out of two or three hundred times, and with one blow could knock a bull - in the book, this method called "single hit the cow" is described roughly as "Hit the bull's forehead and wait until it falls" .
In prison, Bronson behaved like a completely detached from the realities of human life. He constantly took hostages whom no hitting, just for fun. Once the arm has got a hefty criminal group of Iraqi terrorists - one of them inadvertently pushed Bronson in the shower. 72 hours in captivity seemed like an eternity to the Iraqis: humorist Charles forced to wash his feet, called himself a general and constantly beat them. When such entertainment Bronson tired, he just gave up. Terrorists after the captivity went to talk with the government much easier.
About Bronson himself once said, "I'm not afraid of anyone, and violence only makes me stronger." There is not a grain of cheap bravado: Charles in the early childhood understood that fear and in fact can and should win. Who knows what heights could get this man, getting it into the hands of the right teacher.
All of life behind bars
Two-thirds of the life of Bronson spent in prison. Now 64, he wrote a petition for pardon - they say, does not want to rot in jail. Despite its venerable age to release it no one is going: this man will be able to cut out the head of a passerby in a hundred years just to see what is hidden inside there.