Beloved writer Jane Austen will replace author and naturalist Charles Darwin on the UK’s £10 note in 2017.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney had this statement:
Jane Austen certainly merits a place in the select group of historical figures to appear on our banknotes. Her novels have an enduring and universal appeal and she is recognised as one of the greatest writers in English literature. As Austen joins Adam Smith, Boulton and Watt, and in future, Churchill, our notes will celebrate a diverse range of individuals who have contributed in a wide range of fields.