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Quality of the queen's tutoring was very high:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Marten_(educator)
As I said, like all non-standardized forms of education, that cannot be objectively or independently verified.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:24 AM
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As I said, like all non-standardized forms of education, that cannot be objectively or independently verified.
Back in 30s and 40s all education was non-standardized. New education system with exams was introduced only in 1944 when Elizabeth was 18 years old. Before this reform it was regarded adequate for most children to leave education aged 14.
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:32 PM
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Henry Martin was only teaching one subject constitutional history. The Queen and Margaret were taught similar subjects for the daughters of high ranking aristocrats such as French and dance. Not really much math or science. The royal men weren’t educated that we either. They were basically shipped off to the military. George V and his elder brother were shipped off to the Navy. So was George and Bertie. Henry the army. If you were the heir you got some time at university.

Charles basically was the first heir to go to school as a young child
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Has anyone bought Series1 on dvd yet?
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:55 PM
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Henry Martin was only teaching one subject constitutional history. The Queen and Margaret were taught similar subjects for the daughters of high ranking aristocrats such as French and dance. Not really much math or science.
The queen's Biblical history tutor was Canon Crawley, of St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Her governess was educated at Edinburgh University.
I can't describe her education as "limited" or "poorly".
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:04 AM
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Who could replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip in The Crown season 3?

I had forgotten about Matt Smith!

Who should take over from Matt Smith in The Crown season 3? - Radio Times
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:32 AM
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Lookwise, I'd go for Jude Law or Paul Bettany but I think Tobias Menzies is a great actor too
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:13 PM
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For an elderly Philip I think Charles Dance would be spectacular.
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:03 PM
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For an elderly Philip I think Charles Dance would be spectacular.
Very good choice JR76,he's played some great characters over the years!
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:28 AM
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Roll on December 8th

The Crown, season two: world exclusive trailer hints at betrayal and vice as Royal household enters the Sixties



The Crown, season two: world exclusive trailer hints at betrayal and vice as Royal household enters the Sixties
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For an elderly Philip I think Charles Dance would be spectacular.
That is a damn good suggestion. Looks the part too
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The queen's Biblical history tutor was Canon Crawley, of St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Her governess was educated at Edinburgh University.
I can't describe her education as "limited" or "poorly".
Her education, I think, is best described in two words. No, three. Practical, sensible, efficient.
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The Crown - Season 2 | Official Trailer

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I'm having Prince Philip beard feels. Or Matt Smith beard feels. Or both Matt Smith and Prince Philip beard feels. Can't decide which feels are stronger so I'm just letting them take over.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:32 AM
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The important thing to remember is that this series is just a dramatization based on real events. It's not the exact truth for the most part. The producers are very fast and loose with the facts. If they made a concerted effort, I think there's enough real life drama to stay more closely aligned with what actually happened. There are chronological inaccuracies, and purposely made up scenes. For example, some of the inaccuracies include the following:


One of the problems is that a younger generation of fans seem to completely believe everything they are seeing in this made for Netflix series. I think it's best to enjoy as much as you can, and then do some serious reading and research for a grounding in the complexities of what actually happened. And remember, there are likely so many things that happen behind-the-scenes intimately between the British royal family members that we will never know.

Here's information on what actually happened to the Sutherland portrait of Winston Churchill vs how the details were dramatized in The Crown series:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suther...ston_Churchill
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Series 2 gets the thumbs up!
The return of The Crown (on Netflix December 8th) proves this straight away.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith are superb in The Crown season 2 | Daily Mail Online
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:36 PM
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Not having Netflix, I have finally been able to see The Crown on DVD.

Considering it's an American production*, I thought they did exceptionally well; I'm not worried about the little inconsistencies. It's drama, after all, not a documentary. I liked the containment of subject matter within each episode, e.g. the fog episode. I had never heard of that tragedy.

Being an artist myself, i enjoyed watching both Winston and his portraitist paint.

I did think that the jewels did not sparkle as much as they should, having seen gifs where the Royal tiaras just sparkle and sparkle, though I thought the pearls gleamed very nicely.

The children playing young Elizabeth and Margaret were very well-matched to the actresses playing the older versions – though i found it hard to get over a very tall Princess Margaret!

I thought Matt Smith excellent; i could see him still in Seasons 3 and 4 easily, he hasn't got a 'young' face, and then Charles Dance can take over; there, that's sorted!

I felt Claire Foy looked a bit schoolgirlish, but then I recall that the young QEII was sometimes referred to that in that way.

The titles seemed a bit Game of Thronish in the slow graphic movement and music.

The only true similarities from the actors to their subject were the Duke of Windsor and the corgis, otherwise you had to take it with a grain of salt, especially the Queen Mother.

All in all, i enjoyed it; I thought even with the drama added, it was respectful and worth watching, quality drama. I'll definitely watch season 2 this time next year. Sigh. I do like a good binge watch –but is it a binge watch if the seasons are a year apart?

* Reading back, I could see this sentence could be read the wrong way; what I meant was that not being English, they wouldn't automatically know the little details that the English would; it's certainly not meant to be a putdown on American TV, which can be brilliant.
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I just watched season 1 a week or so ago (netflix discs). Season 2 starts Dec 8th on PBS I think, if so I'll watch it there ..guessing it will be in the time slot for Poldark now that it's over till next year.

The first disc of The Crown was slightly boring. Maybe because there was nothing new and how it portrayed. The rest of it got a little better.

I do not like how they are portraying The Queen Mum. I think that's off from everything I have read about her.

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