Two centuries after she died, British author Jane Austen joining the Queen in appearing on English money.

FOX's Simon Owen reports from London:

"You deny it Mr. Darcy..."

She's author of 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Mansfield Park' and now Jane Austen is getting her own banknote:

"I'm here to inform you that Henry Crawford has asked for your hand in marriage."

Exactly 200 years after Jane Austen died, the Bank of England revealing a new £10 note or as it's better known here, the tenner, featuring Austen's portrait.

The note itself is thoroughly modern: made of plastic to combat fakes, although that has proved controversial: the choice criticized by vegans because the notes feature traces of animal fat.

In London, Simon Owen, FOX News.

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