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Sir John Houblon, whose face now adorns the £50 note, was the grandson of a French Huguenot who fled Catholic persecution in the 17th century. He went on to become the first governor of the Bank of England in 1694 and is seen here sat atop a bar of gold outside the bank in central London.

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Sir John Houblon, whose face now adorns the £50 note, was the grandson of a French Huguenot who fled Catholic persecution in the 17th century. He went on to become the first governor of the Bank of England in 1694 and is seen here sat atop a bar of gold outside the bank in central London.

Sir John Houblon, whose face now adorns the £50 note, was the grandson of a French Huguenot who fled Catholic persecution in the 17th century. He went on to become the first governor of the Bank of England in 1694 and is seen here sat atop a bar of gold outside the bank in central London.

 

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