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Fact or fiction? British government says The Crown should be clear – Sydney Morning Herald

Britain’s Culture Minister thinks the Netflix TV series The Crown should come with a disclaimer: It’s a work of fiction.



Questions of historical fidelity were not a major issue during earlier seasons of the show, which debuted in 2016 and traces the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II, which began in 1952.
But the current fourth season is set in the 1980s, a divisive decade that many Britons remember vividly. Characters include Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose 11-year tenure transformed and divided Britain, and the late Princess Diana, whose death in a car crash in 1997 traumatised the nation.

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