As per the Netflix website’s series description: This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Starring: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby.
I’ve always been intrigued by the British royal family and the figurehead who is not only Britain and (modern) Canada’s longest reigning monarch, but also the longest-reigning queen regnant in history, and the world’s oldest reigning monarch. I always found it fascinating how she ushered in new technological advancements emerging from her younger years (such as when she had her marriage to Prince Phillip broadcast on the radio), into her television-broadcasted coronation, all the way into later adulthood and the present times (as with her annual televised Christmas broadcasts, which were initially done live). The royal family has increasingly “modernized” themselves it seems, keeping the traditions of the monarchy and partnering them with the views and norms of today. Of course, understanding the roots of this goes quite far back. This is where Netflix’s The Crown comes in: a visual representation — undoubtedly with fictional elements to it — of how the modern day monarchy came to be.