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Biggs (wearing birthday shirt) at his 70th birthday, 1999
|Born||Ronald Arthur Biggs
8 August 1929
Stockwell, Lambeth, London, England
|Died||18 December 2013
Barnet, London, England
|Known for||Great Train Robbery of 1963|
|Spouse||Charmian Powell (m. 1960–1976) (divorced)
Raimunda de Castro (m. 2002–2013) (his death)
Biggs was born in Stockwell, Lambeth, London. He escaped from prison in 1965 and lived as a fugitive for 36 years. In 2001, he chose to return to the United Kingdom and spent the next eight years in prison.
References[change | edit source]
- "My beloved dad, the train robber". The Guardian. 17 January 2004. http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/jan/17/ukcrime.simonhattenstone. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
- "Biggs to be released on "compassionate grounds"". BBC News. 6 August 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/8188479.stm.
- "Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84". BBC News (BBC News UK). 18 December 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25426914. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Biggs' own web site
- Guardian photo gallery of Biggs
- "The Big One: Ronald Biggs and the Great Train Robbery", Crime Library
- Obituary at the Daily Telegraph