Long-time English prisoner convicted for such crimes as armed robbery, death threats and wounding with intent. His violence and unpredictable habits while behind bars led to him being constantly moved from one prison to the next while the lengths of his sentences increased.
He started shoplifting when he was 13 and constantly got into trouble for fighting during his school days.
He was released from prison in October, 1988 but then arrested again just 69 days later.
He was born Michael Gordon Peterson and raised with two brothers by Eira and Joe Peterson.
A 2008 film named Bronson was made about his life, with Tom Hardy portraying him.