Churchill’s Picture To Appear on Five Pound Note in 2016
At a ceremony held at Chartwell itself, Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, announced that Winston Churchill’s image will appear on the Five Pound banknote starting in three years’ time. King was joined by Lady Soames, Patron of the Churchill Centre, and her nephew’s son Randolph Churchill as the new design was presented using a large facsimile. The image used is taken from the famous “Roaring Lion” photograph made by Yousef Kharsh in the Canadian Parliament building in 1941. As a backdrop the new note will include an image of the Palace of Westminster and the Nobel Prize for Literature, which Churchill received in 1953.
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