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Jane Austen to feature on new £10 banknote

Latest news from outgoing governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, is that the next redesign of the £10 note will feature the image of one of England’s most famous novelists, Jane Austen.

Following the replacing of Elizabeth Fry on the forthcoming £5 note with the image of Winston Churchill, there has been an outcry over the lack of female representation (apart from the Queen) on the banknotes produced by the Bank of England.

The Austen family suffered degrees of financial hardship around the turn of the 19th century, so it is somewhat ironic she is scheduled to now appear on a banknote, but it cannot be argued she deserves her place among a series of Great Britons who have appeared on our banknotes!

Jane Austen on £10 banknote
Jane Austen to be represented on the £10 Banknote