Bank persuaded to put Austen on £10

Press Association
Jane Austen bank note
Jane Austen bank note

Pride And Prejudice author Jane Austen will appear on £10 notes from 2017, the Bank of England said today following a public outcry over a lack of women on paper money.

Campaigners hailed the move as "a brilliant day for women and a fantastic one for people power" after a 35,000-name petition was presented to the Bank in the wake of the decision to put Sir Winston Churchill on £5 notes in place of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry - one of only two female selections since historical figures were introduced in 1970.
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