The Crown finally returned with season 3; historical is based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II, covering the first two seasons of Britain’s current reign from the time of their marriage in 1947 to 1964, after the birth of their last child.
It is now the late 1960s, and a new group of actors took over to cover the period of the Middle Ages of QEII. But is The Crown season 3 historically correct?
Author Peter Morgan is known for taking royal history and dramatizing it, from The Queen of 1997 to The Audience of 2013. But people living there do not have access to it.
So events are either reconstructed based on news, or the basis of rumours of the era.
This does not mean that it is all built a la Doughton Abbey. Season 3 featured all the important dates and events.
This show takes creative license to tell the stories of these people, who can drive them to make the choices they make, and why they deserve to be seen and empathized.
1. Was there a Russian spy in the palace?
The Crown focuses its attention on the Cold War this season when rumours of the Russian mole begin to fly in the British government’s very high reach. The show is accurate in its scepticism about the new PM, and the actual perpetrator, Anthony Blunt.
Not only that, but it is also true that Blunt received a full apology for saving the country, as he had been working outside Buckingham Palace for years.
(He was most likely not to be silenced by Philip in the promo affair, as Philip was scheduled to appear last season.)
2. Did Margaret do the U.K. Earned a bailout for?
It would have been awesome. Margaret’s high-grade party girl personality and Lyndon b. Johnson’s working-class brewer politician somehow found magically ecstatic spirits, which led him to the U.K. Millions of people signed on to save the economy.
But sadly, nothing happened. She went to the White House, where she made a very dull toast, and that was all.
Margaret “Victory Tour of America” is a complete fabrication. She left, but she behaved the whole time very inefficiently. She left half of Hollywood, the other half of NYC, a lifelong enemy of Liz Taylor, and had terrible presses the entire time.
3. Did the queen fail to go to the Abrafan disaster?
On the other hand, The Crown does not play with history, when the Aberfan mining disaster in Wales is re-enacting one of the most terrible tragedies of the 1960s.
Classes collapsed as soon as the school started, killing over a hundred children. That recording of singing is also the real deal.
Furthermore, the queen is not visible until after the mass funerals, although she survived a failure to be sympathetic or because she believed it was reasonable to make the situation worse.