Sir Winston Churchill To Appear On Next BoE £5 Note

Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King, has announced that Sir Winston Churchill will appear on the next Bank of England banknote.

The Governor made the announcement, and revealed the image of Churchill which will be used, to members of the Churchill family at Chartwell, Churchill's former home.

Commenting on the choice, the Governor said: "Our banknotes acknowledge the life and work of great Britons. Sir Winston Churchill was a truly great British leader, orator and writer. Above that, he remains a hero of the entire free world. His energy, courage, eloquence, wit and public service are an inspiration to us all. I am proud to announce that he will appear on our next banknote."

The plan is for the Churchill note to be issued as a £5 note, and that it shall be issued during 2016, but those choices may be reviewed as plans for issuing the new note are finalised.


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