“A new British passport design has been launched with extra security features and images from the country’s cultural heritage.
The travel document features characters from British history – seven men and two women – as well as iconic buildings and other historic landmarks, such as the Penny Black stamp.
William Shakespeare, appears in a new high security watermark design on each page.”
A win for the Bard. It’s the 400th anniversary of his death next year, so nearby Stratford-Upon-Avon will be having festivities in the month of April.
Here’s one double-page of the passport, featuring Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre.