Mervyn King (the Governor of the Bank of England) has announced Winston Churchillwill replace social reformer Elizabeth Fry as the face of £5 notes. “This means that, other than the Queen, there will be no women featuring on our English bank notes.”
4th of July 2013 – latest news
“We not only reached, but have actually passed our fundraising target of £13,000, which means we are now in a position to take the Bank of England to court if they continue to refuse to take equality into account when deciding who features on our banknotes.”
“START THINKING about an outfit! On Friday we will be handing in the petition to the Bank of England, dressed as our favourite women from history.”
“I realise that since many of you don’t live in London you won’t be able to make it, but I have plans for this too! If you can’t make the protest, please take a picture of yourself dressed as your favourite female historical character and tweet it @bankofengland under the hashtag #WomenonBanknotes”
– All quotes are from Caroline Criado-Perez (founder of the keep women on banknotes campaign)
I’ve collaged my photo next to a favourite female historical character of mine. Can you spot the similarity? Me & Anne Frank!