Edward VII 1906 Jamaican Half Penny.

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Edward VII 1906 Jamaican Half Penny. 

 

Edward was king of Great Britain from 1901 to 1910, has been heir to Victoria for nearly 60 years.

Edward was born on 9 November 1841 in London, the eldest son of Victoria and her prince consort, Albert. He was subjected to a strict regime from an early age, as his parents were keen to ensure he was prepared to rule. He attended both Oxford and Cambridge and briefly joined the army. A liaison with an actress caused considerable scandal and Prince Albert visited his son to reprimand him. Albert died two weeks later and Victoria held her son partly responsible for the death of his father.

Victoria withdrew almost completely from public life, and Edward was allowed to represent her at state occasions but given almost no chance to participate in the affairs of state. He became a leader of London society, spending his time eating, drinking, gambling, shooting, watching racing and sailing. In 1863, he married Princess Alexandra of Denmark and they had six children, five of whom survived to adulthood. Edward also had a series of long-term mistresses, including the actress Lily Langtry.

Item Code - CUR1E142FDZ10C3

Width: 1"  Height: 1"  Weight: 6 g


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