Jane Austen ‘quietly waiting in wings’ to feature on UK banknote

The Bank of England

Mervyn King today hinted that English novelist Jane Austen will succeed Charles Darwin on the UK's £10 note, in an attempt to quell growing opposition to the Bank of England's decision to drop all female representation – aside from Queen Elizabeth II – from its banknotes.

The central bank's announcement that Winston Churchill will replace Elizabeth Fry on £5 notes as of 2016 triggered a legal challenge from one group of campaigners, while 46 female MPs and peers wrote to the Bank of England's co

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