Pretty much as predicted, the Bank of England has announced that Jane Austen will replace Charles Darwin on the £10 note.
20th July marks a number of Darwin-related anniversaries.
Towards the end of her second voyage, HMS Beagle called at the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic. Darwin took the opportunity to visit the grave of St Helena’s most famous former occupant/prisoner, Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, will look at the women represented on banknotes by the end of July.
My considered, and totally unbiased thoughts on who should replace Darwin on the £10 note.