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Was Margaret Thatcher Humiliated By The Royal Family At Balmoral? Did Lady Diana remain cloistered in Buckingham before her marriage to Prince Charles? In The Times, the historian Hugo Vickers gives us all the keys to distinguish between reality and fiction in a Netflix series where “real characters are often placed in imaginary situations”.

May 1979. The Conservative Party wins the legislative elections. Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to enter 10 Downing Street. A few months later, a certain Diana Spencer enters the life of Prince Charles. The stage is set. All three characters take center stage in the series’ new season The Crown, broadcast on the Netflix platform, since November 15.

In recent British history, the period covered by Season 4 (1979-1990) is among the most commented on, the most divisive – especially politically – and the most open to interpretation.

Over the episodes, a question



The oldest British daily newspaper (1785) and the best known abroad has been owned since 1981 by Rupert Murdoch. He has long been the benchmark newspaper and the voice of the establishment. Today, it has lost some of its influence and


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