The Bank of England announced that Jane Austen’s image will appear on the new £10 bank note.
The new bank note featuring the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice will probably start appearing in 2017.
In addition to Jane Austen’s image, the bank note’s planned design includes:
- A quote from Pride and Prejudice – “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”
- An illustration of Elizabeth Bennet, one of the characters in Pride and Prejudice
- An image of Godmersham Park in Kent – the home of Jane Austen’s brother, Edward Austen Knight, and the inspiration for a number of novels
- A central background design of the author’s writing table which she used at home at Chawton Cottage in Hampshire
Click here to read about the announcement and the public campaign that influenced the Bank of England’s decision.