Weird History Here Are All The Real-Life Historical Figures Placed Side-By-Side With Their Scenes From "The Crown"  

Rachel Souerbry
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The Crown is one of Netflix's most promising (and expensive) productions of the last few years. The first two seasons follow the members of the British Royal family as well the Prime Minister as they navigate politics and personal dramas in the '50s and '60s. 

The real history behind The Crown comes quite close to what you see on the show. It portrays how a young and inexperienced Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen Elizabeth II, and the challenges she faces as a new ruler. There are also plenty of scandals, including the steamy romance of Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend - all of which certainly happened without question.

This list features photos of the real people in The Crown side by side with their actor counterparts. From a young Prince Charles to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the actors on The Crown do a great job of capturing the essence of the Royal House of Windsor and their contemporaries.

The Wedding Of Prince Philip Mountbatten And Princess Elizabeth In 1947


The Wedding Of Prince Philip M... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Here Are All The Real-Life Historical Figures Placed Side-By-Side With Their Scenes From "The Crown"
Photo:  Wikipedia/Netflix

Elizabeth On Tour Of The Commonwealth Countries, Australia In 1954 And Kenya In 1952


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Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Netflix

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister Of England


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Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Netflix

Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Ceremony In 1953


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Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Netflix