It’s that time of year again: a new series of The Crown has arrived and around the country people are becoming temporarily fascinated with the workings of the royal family.
Four series in and viewers are well-practiced in playing “spot the difference” with fact and fiction, even though the show's writer Peter Morgan caveated the artistic license taken by the show by admitting: “We do our very, very best to get it right, but sometimes I have to conflate [incidents]”.
But what if you want more intel than some pedant on Twitter? Well, before the Royal family inspired high-budget Netflix shows, they were inspiring books. Which means that there’s plenty of reading material to pick up where The Crown left off.
Warning: mild spoilers