British Austentation

British Austentation

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When, earlier this year, the Bank of England announced its decision to replace social reformer Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill on the £5 bill, a nationwide campaign against male banknote domination prompted reappraisal. In a move that restores gender balance, Jane Austen has been confirmed as the new face of the £10 bill; the Regency-era wit will replace Charles Darwin in 2017, when notes currently starring the naturalist cease to circulate.

More: Telegraph

This article originally appeared on Zola Books.