Churchill to appear on new five pound note

 
Suzie Neuwirth

SIR WINSTON Churchill has today been unveiled as the latest historic figure to appear on a Bank of England banknote.

The note featuring the image of the British wartime leader will be a £5 note issued during 2016.

“Our banknotes acknowledge the life and work of great Britons,” said Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King.

“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.”

Churchill was British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

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