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The Bank of England has designated Jane Austen as the new face of the 10-pound note.  Austen is a beloved novelist and wrote the following classics:  “Pride and Prejudice”, “Sense and Sensibility”, “Persuasion”, Emma”, Mansfield Park”, and Northanger Abbey”.
She completed those six novels that have been turned into a plethora of motion pictures, television shows, and modern adaptations.  Jane Austen fans can visit her museum in Chawton, UK; her centre in Bath, UK; her resting place in Winchester Cathedral in England; and Lyme Regis on England’s coast which was a place that Jane visited twice and must have had a major impact on her because it played a major role in her novel, “Persuasion”.
Before the decision was made to use her face, it was reported that internet petitions and a protest by women dressed as important female figures in British history took place.  Austen is the third woman to grace a bank note.  I always say we must know and remember history…or else it might repeat itself.  You would think that as far as women have come in the world today, that internet petitions and protests would not be necessary.
Jane’s epitaph states that she died in 1817 at age 41 after a long illness supported with the patience and the hopes of a Christian.  Kudos to the legacy of this author and the honor of having her face grace the new British currency soon.
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Pamela Jarmon-Wade

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Posted on Jul 26, 2013

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