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Live: Sir Winston Churchill to feature on new banknote

Sir Winston Churchill will feature on the new design of a banknote, the Bank of England has announced.

The wartime leader's image is planned to feature on the reverse of the new £5 note, together with one of his most celebrated quotations.

Churchill was chosen owing to his place as "a hero of the entire free world", said Bank governor Sir Mervyn King.

The current face of the fiver is social reformer Elizabeth Fry.

  • 26 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK