The Crown is a biographical series on the reign of Elizabeth II since his wedding in 1947 to the present. The most relevant events that have formed part of British history during the second half of the 20th century: love affairs, wedding, political intrigues … although with certain creative licenses, but also real events are shown, such as the abdication of Eduardo VIII, the love affairs of Princess Margarita, the relationship of Prince Carlos and Lady Di.., among others.
A series that takes us inside beyond the gates of Buckingham Palace to the private rooms of the characters, and other spectacular corners of the UK that we are going to show you next.
Buckingham Palace, London
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British kings since 1837. Currently, it is the residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Built-in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, it was originally a small mansion until the building was purchased by King George III in 1762 to be used as a private residence. In 1826, the king, George IV, commissioned his architect, John Nash, to remodel the house and turn it into a palace. It is currently one of the great attractions of the city in the heart of London.
Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
Ely Cathedral is probably the most impressive cathedral in all of England and is located in the southeast of Great Britain. A romantic and gothic style building built in 1081 by order of Abbot Simeon. The building rises above the flat landscape and highlights the building’s centerpiece, the octagon, built by Alan of Walsingham in 1322 as an impressive dome, and also it’s beautifully decorated wooden ceiling.
Lancaster House, London
The Lancaster House is a mansion located in the St. James district in London’s West End. Is a historic house built of stone in corinthian style offers a magnificent environment? Its construction began in 1825 by the order of the Duke of York and it was called York House. When the Duke died, it was purchased by the then Marquis of Stafford (later First Duke of Sutherland) and was known as Stafford House. Its interiors are magnificent, full of paintings and art objects, and the beautifully decorated rooms remain almost unchanged in time. In 1912 it was acquired by the Lancaster soap maker, Sir William Lever, later Lord Leverhulme. It was finally ceded to be the home of the London Museum until 1945, then it was renamed the Lancaster House.
Slains Castle, Aberdeen, Scotland
The Slains castle is located or on top of a cliff overlooking the North Sea, in Cruden Bay, a small town on the north coast of the County of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A stronghold built 400 years ago it was once an imposing gothic building with magnificent gardens, home of the counts of Errol. Today it is in ruins, without a roof, and with some parts better preserved than others, but its fascinating rooms can still be appreciated.
Lyceum Theater, London
With seating for 2,100 spectators, the Lyceum Theater is part of the West End theaters. The origins of the theater date back to 1765, was constructed originally as an exhibition hall, although managed by Samuel Arnold, from 1794 to 1809, it hosted all kinds of shows. After a fire, the house was rebuilt and reopened on July 14, 1834, to a design by Samuel Beazley. In 1904, the theater was almost completely rebuilt in the Rococo style by Bertie Crewe, but the Beazley façade and grand portico were preserved. It was finally bought by the London City Council, in 1939, to be demolished, but it was saved. Restored, since 1996 it is a theater.
Old Royal Naval College, London
It is considered a masterpiece of English Baroque and is World Heritage. This was Henry VIII’s favorite palace, but after the English Civil War, the palace was dilapidated and was demolished. The current building was built between the years 1696 and 1712 to be used as a hospital. After it closed in 1869, it became the Royal Naval College, a training center for the Royal Navy between 1873 and 1998. It then became the headquarters of the Greenwich Foundation, the University of Greenwich, and the Trinity College of Music. Here you can admire one of the most popular salts in the country The Painted HallKnown as the “Sistine Chapel of the United Kingdom”, the ceilings of this hall are considered a 17th-century masterpiece painted by Sir James Thorn.