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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Last updated: November 27, 2019
First submittedNovember 26, 2019
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Prime Minister during WWII
Winston Churchill
Author who wrote "Pride and Prejudice"
Jane Austen
Economist who wrote "The Wealth of Nations"
Adam Smith
Scottish steam engine engineer
James Watt
Business partner of the above
Matthew Boulton
Series E (Variant)
2002 - 2017
She made prisons more humane in the Victorian era
Elizabeth Fry
2000 - 2018
Author of "On the Origin of Species"
Charles Darwin
1999 - 2010
Composer of "Pomp and Circumstance"
Edward Elgar
Series E
1990 - 2003
He is called "the father of railroads"
George Stephenson
1992 - 2003
Author of "Oliver Twist"
Charles Dickens
1991 - 2001
Scientist who experimented with electromagnetism
Michael Faraday
1994 - 2014
The first governor of the Bank of England
John Houblon
Series D
1978 - 1988
Scientist who wrote "Principia Mathematica"
Isaac Newton
1971 - 1991
Victorious general at Waterloo
Duke of Wellington
1975 - 1994
She is considered the founder of modern nursing
Florence Nightingale
1970 - 1993
Greatest of English playwrights
William Shakespeare
1981 - 1996
Architect of St. Paul's cathedral
Christopher Wren
Level 78
Nov 27, 2019
Thanks for the credit :)
Level 77
Nov 27, 2019
Anyone familiar with the works of James Acaster should know about my opinion on the relevance of this quiz
Level 62
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!
Level 32
Feb 12, 2020
Ooh is it. I’m British and I didn’t know that!
Level 58
Feb 13, 2020
The artist Turner
Level 62
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.
Level 65
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)
Level 62
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.
Level 71
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?
Level 65
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.

Level 44
May 26, 2020
JMW Turner is now on the £20 note as of the 20th of February 2020
Level 63
Nov 18, 2020
i find it kinda weird that more people know of wren than of faraday. Is he that well known outside of uk or is this british bias?
Level 66
Dec 23, 2020
It might be the St Paul's Cathedral thing.