Jane Austen to become the face of the £10 note

Jane Austen will be the face of the new £10 note, the Bank of England announced. The decision is a victory for equality campaigners who launched an online protest just three months ago after the bank announced it was replacing the only woman currently featuring on a banknote with Winston Churchill.

Austen will become the third women, apart from the Queen, to be immortalised in such a way. The bank also said it will review the process it uses to select historical figures for banknotes in the future, as Richard Edgar reports.

*Read: Bank of England to review how it chooses note faces *

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Jane Austen on new £10 notes

Pride And Prejudice author Jane Austen will appear on £10 notes from 2017, the Bank of England has announced.