Jane Austen replaces Charles Darwin on Britain’s £10 note

The Bank of England unveiled a new £10 note on Tuesday.

It will feature Jane Austen, replacing Charles Darwin.

Tuesday marks the 200th anniversary of the celebrated author’s death.

Austen was chosen to replace Darwin on the £10 note following a campaign from the feminist activist Caroline Criado-Perez after Churchill replaced the prison reform campaigner Elizabeth Fry, the only woman featured on the currency other than the Queen.

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