John Sturgis

How a royal disagreement over a penny revealed Edward VIII’s vanity

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The Edward VIII penny (On auction with Baldwin's via Showpiece)

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John Sturgis

John Sturgis is a freelance journalist who has worked across Fleet Street for almost 30 years as both reporter and news editor

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