🎧 The Crown: History vs Myth
🎧 Dan Snow's History Hit • 26m
The Crown has been a highly successful series, watched with intense interest across the globe. The settings and costumes are of high quality, the acting is superb, and it all looks convincing. However writer and broadcaster Hugo Vickers has several historical reservations. He comes on the show to sort the fact from the fiction about the Netflix hit-series.
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