Jane Austen may be the face of the £10 note

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26 June 2013
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imports_WRI_0-jpwh54et-100000_87758.jpg Jane Austen may be the face of the £10 note
Outgoing governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King has said the writer may replace Charles Darwin on the £10 note ...
Outgoing governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King has said the writer may replace Charles Darwin on the £10 note
He said she was 'quietly waiting in the wings' but that the final decision would rest with his successor, Mark Carney.
The Bank of England has been criticised for its decision to replace social reformer Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill on the £5 note. This will take place in 2015/16.
'Well before then, the announcement of the next historical figure will be made...the figure we've been working with for two years is Jane Austen. This figure becomes a candidate for the £10 note down the road,' said Sir Mervyn.



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