Dressed for Protest

In London today, women protested the planned Bank of England’s replacement of Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill on the £5 note.  As reported in The Guardian, the activists were dressed as female historical figures, including Emmeline Pankhurst, and the accompanying headline proclaimed “Campaigners for women on bank notes stage fancy dress protest outside Bank.”


Other than the Queen, the only women to appear on British notes have been Fry and Florence Nightingale.

In the United States, no (actual) woman has appeared on paper money, although there have been several ill-fated coins.