The 10-episode program, set between 1964 and 1977, will show the tension inside Buckingham Palace and deal with the unrest outside, will introduce many viewers to a changing period in British history.
Tragically, Netflix did not submit a reading list before the premiere. But fear not – here's a history lesson that will guide you through the third season of the blockbuster.
During the first two seasons of The Crown, premieres Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden and Harold McMillan stood out in prominence. In the last episode, McMillan stepped down and was replaced by Alec Douglas-Home, but season three will begin with the election of a new leader: Harold Wilson.
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Known for his almost constant smoking of the pipe and skill, Wilson is one of the most recognizable politicians in British history – he provides a lot of fodder for Jason Watkins, a newcomer to the cast.
He also witnesses a dramatic change in British society that is likely to be reflected in the show. The country's move to the so-called "permitting society" was aided by the liberalization of homosexuality, abortion, divorce and censorship laws, which Wilson endorsed.
Wilson led much of the destruction of the British Empire and escaped the country from the Vietnam War, but he lost his vigor for his policy agenda and stunned the country, retiring in 1976. By then, he had won four of five general elections, briefly loses power to Conservative leader Edward Heath. A series of conspiracy theories and rumors followed his shock announcement – and one can only wonder how the queen should have reacted.
What's going on in the UK?
Where do we start? The series began in the mid-1960s, when Britain enjoyed a significant role on the world cultural stage and the Swinging Sixties gained steam. The Beatles led the British invasion of musical acts making their way across the Atlantic, fashions and mini-shirts were all the rage, and the mood in the country – at least for those who were excited by the excitement – was high.  Feeling even more so when England won the World Cup in 1966, and the moon, which landed three years later, the focus of an episode on the new season, made captive global audiences believe that anything was possible.