People on Money - England

Name these people who have appeared on banknotes printed by the Bank of England since Series D.
Not including the Queen
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Current Notes
2016-
£5
Prime Minister during WWII
Winston Churchill
2017-
£10
Author who wrote "Pride and Prejudice"
Jane Austen
2007-
£20
Economist who wrote "The Wealth of Nations"
Adam Smith
2011-
£50
Scottish steam engine engineer
James Watt
Business partner of the above
Matthew Boulton
 
 
 
 
Series E (Variant)
2002 - 2017
£5
She made prisons more humane in the Victorian era
Elizabeth Fry
2000 - 2018
£10
Author of "On the Origin of Species"
Charles Darwin
1999 - 2010
£20
Composer of "Pomp and Circumstance"
Edward Elgar
 
 
 
 
Series E
1990 - 2003
£5
He is called "the father of railroads"
George Stephenson
1992 - 2003
£10
Author of "Oliver Twist"
Charles Dickens
1991 - 2001
£20
Scientist who experimented with electromagnetism
Michael Faraday
1994 - 2014
£50
The first governor of the Bank of England
John Houblon
 
 
 
 
Series D
1978 - 1988
£1
Scientist who wrote "Principia Mathematica"
Isaac Newton
1971 - 1991
£5
Victorious general at Waterloo
Duke of Wellington
1975 - 1994
£10
She is considered the founder of modern nursing
Florence Nightingale
1970 - 1993
£20
Greatest of English playwrights
William Shakespeare
1981 - 1996
£50
Architect of St. Paul's cathedral
Christopher Wren
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Level 77
Nov 27, 2019
Thanks for the credit :)
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Level 75
Nov 27, 2019
Anyone familiar with the works of James Acaster should know about my opinion on the relevance of this quiz
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Level 59
Feb 12, 2020
A new £20 note is coming out next week, with a new face on it. Might be worth adding to the quiz whilst it's featured. Or a good idea to feature it again in a couple of weeks!
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Level 29
Feb 12, 2020
Ooh is it. I’m British and I didn’t know that!
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Level 58
Feb 13, 2020
The artist Turner
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2020
Yep! On 20/02/2020 - £20 day. I think maybe that date was intentional. But yeah it'll be one of the new polymer kind, and a new polymer £50 will be out by the end of 2021.
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2020
I'm from the North East so the "the father of railways" will always be Timothy Hackworth to me (but let's not get into all that here)
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2020
I live in Earlestown/ Newton-Le-Willows so I would only agree to disagree, something we've been tought here since being bairns.
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Level 70
Jul 7, 2020
George Stephenson and Timothy Hackworth were both born and raised in the same village in Northumberland as far as I can make out, so what's being from the North East to do with your opinion? Not trying to be snarky, just curious; is Hackworth seen as having a particular connection to the North East 'cause he stuck with the Stockton-Darlington whereas Stephenson moved around a bit more?
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Level 59
Jul 27, 2020
To answer your question - Timothy Hackworth, although he was born in Wylam, Northumberland, lived and worked in Shildon, County Durham (my home town). There is still a school named after him there and he is always taught as part of our local history. His Shildon home is now a museum, just a stones throw from the National Railway Museum. I suppose I could have said more specifically that I'm from Shildon so that is why he will always be the father of the railways to me.
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Level 43
May 26, 2020
JMW Turner is now on the £20 note as of the 20th of February 2020