Jane Austen is to become the face of the new £10 note after a public outcry that every banknote featured a man.Or as the BBC reports:
New Bank of England governor Mark Carney today unveiled the new design as a tribute to ‘one of the greatest writers in English literature’ which will appear from 2017.
The move comes after the Bank faced criticism that a plan for Winston Churchill to feature on the new fiver meant there would not be a woman on any English note.
Author Jane Austen is to feature on the next £10 note, the Bank of England says, avoiding a long-term absence of women represented on banknotes.Have I missed something? There was me thinking that the Queen was female. Oddly enough a similar outcry hasn't been made against the woeful lack of women on Euro notes (after all there are plenty of important women to choose from).