I was delighted to learn that the new design for the £10 note will feature a portrait of Jane Austen, one of our most popular authors. The faces that have been on our money in the past include Wellington, Charles Dickens, Florence Nightingale, Edward Elgar, Isaac Newton and George Stephenson. This made me wonder if there are some people who are perhaps more worthy of inclusion. What sort of historical figures do you think should be portrayed and why?
Oliver Cromwell, Oscar Wilde, Eric Morecombe
Jane Austin was very funny, but not as funny as the other three (apologies to irish readers over old olly, but that was later in his career when he lost his sense of humour, and humanity)
mushnt fergosh ole Bram...sick hic
otherwise an excellent suggestion BA
Alexander Fleming - discovery of Penicillin in 1928.
francis crick, mccartney & lennon, aneurin bevan, dylan thomas
People who have made a contribution to medicine should feature. Unfortunately they don't have such a high profile as writers, poets and political leaders etc.
How about Charles Darwin
In her corrie jubilee, the queen should get a spot, what with the lack of ladies getting themselves on bank notes.
And I thought the woman on the front of a banknote WAS the queen. Silly me!.
Charles Darwin is on the tenner.
SORRY-Got. To. Stick. With the. Bro te. Sisters. ,
I would nominate CLIFF.
I am still. Charlotte, Emily , and. Anne. Bronte The Famous Literary Sisters in The World. who Lived In Haworth inWest Yorkshire . What A strange Coincidence ! That is Where I was Born! Not at the same time,I hasten to add!