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The banknote on Sir Winston Churchill

30 Nov 2022  Wed

Sir Winston Churchill was born on 30th November 1874. He was a British statesman, a writer, and a soldier and served as a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom twice. He was also a Member of Parliament from 1900 to 1965, except for 1922 and 1924.

During Second World War, he was appointed The First Lord of the Admiralty. In May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister, replacing Neville Chamberlin.

Between his two tenures as Prime Minister, he authored several books in which he wrote about his experiences during the war, for which he received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953.

He lost the elections of 1950 but returned to office in 1951. His second term was preoccupied with foreign affairs. Due to declining health, he resigned in 1955. Churchill died on 24th January 1965.

The given banknote is a note issued by the United Kingdom in 2015 by the bank of England. It has the value of 5 British Pound Sterling. On the front side of the note, we can see a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at right, the Bank of England in the center and the signature of Victoria Cleland, the chief cashier. On the reverse side, a portrait of Winston Churchill is in the center and at a left view of Westminster, home of the UK government, and the Elizabeth Tower from London’s South Bank.

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