The Crown

Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years that Defined Elizabeth II

Robert Lacey

The fascinating royal and social history that inspired Seasons 2 and 3 of The Crown, written by the show’s historical consultant

In this eye-opening companion to Seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s acclaimed series The Crown, renowned biographer – and the show’s historical consultant – Robert Lacey takes us through the real history that inspired the drama.

Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Lacey looks at the key social, political and personal moments and their effects – not only on the royal family, but also on the world around them. From the Suez Canal Crisis and the US/Russia space race to the legacy of the Duke of Windsor’s collaboration with Hitler – and the rumoured issues with the royal marriage – the book provides a thought-provoking insight into the historic decades that the show explores, revealing the truth behind the on-screen drama.

Extensively researched and complete with beautifully reproduced photographs, this is a unique look behind the history that inspired the show and the years that would prove to be the making of the Queen.

First published by Blink Publishing in 2019.

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