Could Jane Austen grace £10 notes?

Hannah Ricci

Jane Austen could be the face of the new £10 note, according to the retiring governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King (pictured).

The suggestion is made amidst a storm of controversy fuelled by news last month that the only woman to appear on an English banknote other than the Queen – the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry – will be replaced by Winston Churchill in 2015.