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The Best Episodes of 'The Crown'

Updated November 16, 2020 3.1k votes 620 voters 10.9k views40 items

List RulesVote up the best episodes of the Crown.

There are so many good episodes of The Crown, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Assassins" the best, or is "Hyde Park Corner" your favorite episode of The Crown? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The Crown are, let's rank every Crown episode from best to worst.

The Crown is a historical TV drama on Netflix telling the life story of Queen Elizabeth II. For seasons one and two, Claire Foy portrayed the Queen; Olivia Colman took over the role in season three. The Crown, which premiered on November 4, 2016, begins in 1947 with Queen Elizabeth's marriage to Prince Phillip (Matt Smith). According to the Daily Express (May 2017), Queen Elizabeth II has watched The Crown.

Vote up your favorite episodes of The Crown, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one The Crown episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like. And don't forget to check out these other shows like The Crown once you've finished voting!

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    Aberfan

    A horrible disaster in the Welsh town of Aberfan leaves scores of children dead, but when the Queen takes a week to decide to visit the town to offer solace to its people, she must confront her reasons for postponing the trip.

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      Vergangenheit

      A secret World War II document opens Elizabeth's eyes to grim realities about a family member. The Duke of Windsor campaigns to re-enter public life.

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        Hyde Park Corner

        With King George too ill to travel, Elizabeth and Phillip embark on a four-continent Commonwealth tour. Party leaders attempt to undermine Churchill.

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          Paterfamilias

          Philip insist that Prince Charles attend his alma mater in Scotland and reminisces about the life-changing difficulties he experienced there.

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