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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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Series G
2016–
£5
Prime Minister during WWII
Winston Churchill
2017–
£10
Author who wrote "Pride and Prejudice"
Jane Austen
2020–
£20
19th century landscape and early abstract painter
J. M. W. Turner
2021–
£50
Considered the father of computer science
Alan Turing
 
 
 
 
Series F
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
Known as "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
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 81
Nov 27, 2019
Thanks for the credit :)
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Level 82
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 62
Jul 2, 2021
Never heard of him.
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Level 66
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 31
Feb 12, 2020
Ooh is it. I’m British and I didn’t know that!
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2020
The artist Turner
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Level 66
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 44
May 26, 2020
JMW Turner is now on the £20 note as of the 20th of February 2020
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Level 75
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?
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Level 83
Jun 28, 2021
As of June 2021, it's 52% for Faraday and 47% for Wren. But, perhaps many in America know of Wren from the "Wren Building," the signature building at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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Level 38
Jul 7, 2021
I wonder if it's because of the famous Battle of Britain photo of St. Paul's through the smoke as London burns. It's often accompanied by words crediting Wren as the architect.

Then again, 'Christopher Wren' is a name that rolls off the tongue so easily that it's not difficult to remember.

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Level 75
Dec 23, 2020
It might be the St Paul's Cathedral thing.
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Level 71
Jun 28, 2021
Needs updating with J. M. W. Turner and Alan Turing
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Level 93
Jun 28, 2021
'Business partner of the above' refers to his partnership with the person below this answer (Watt) rather than above it.
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Level 72
Jun 28, 2021
Yes Watt and Boulton need to be switched round 👍🏻
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Level 78
Jun 28, 2021
I like the fact that "Welly" is an accepted type-in for the Duke of Wellington.
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Level 81
Jun 29, 2021
Should it be 'the father of railways' not 'the father of railroads' given he's British?
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Level 75
Jun 30, 2021
You took the words out of my mouth!
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Level 58
Jun 30, 2021
you mean you were on the same track
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Level 77
Jul 2, 2021
Yes I think so!
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Level 68
Jul 26, 2022
Absolutely. Never heard him referred to as Father of Railroads.
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Level 71
Jun 29, 2021
Why is the 'First Governor of The Bank of England' in this company?........ seems like a job for the boys.
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Level 78
Jun 29, 2021
Matthew Boulton was the business partner of James Watt - the answer 'below', not Adam Smith - the answer 'above' as stated in your clue.
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Level ∞
Jun 29, 2021
Fixed
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Level 62
Jul 2, 2021
Luck was on my side for this one, I got Turner while remembering Turing.
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Level 74
Jul 2, 2021
I recall that you could bend a corner of the Series E tenner to create an amalgam of Charles Dickens and the Queen that looked like John McEnroe. It was rumoured that you could also do something with the fiver that looked like HM performing fellatio, but I could never work it out.
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Level 83
Jul 2, 2021
When I think of the father of computer science, I think of Charles Babbage. When Babbage didn't work, I knew it was Turing. I would think a Turing clue would reference Enigma and the dreadful treatment he received from the British gov't.
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Level 71
Jul 2, 2021
allow stevenson with a V? i know that’s not how his name is spelled but on a mobile device it kept autocorrecting me to that
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Level 72
Jul 3, 2021
yes please!
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Level 59
Jul 3, 2021
Yeah, I also tried that initially.
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Level 71
Jul 4, 2021
Should really be "People on Money - United Kingdom"
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Level 62
Jul 5, 2021
Why? All of these notes are issued by the BoE. Notes issued by banks in devolved nations don't appear in this quiz.
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Level 71
Jul 5, 2021
B of E notes are in use throughout the UK.
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Level 59
Jul 4, 2021
I think the Turing clue is iffy on several fronts - considered by whom? What about Babbage (and others)? Who do these mysterious people consider to be the mother of computer science?
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Level 59
Jul 4, 2021
This is about Britain - so it should definitely be 'railways', not 'railroads' (a point made above).