"The more familiar a period is to the audience, the greater the pressure to get it right."
It's been called reality "hijacked as propaganda", but there are kernels of truth in the Netflix series.
Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher both debut in the new series, making the Netflix show feel more politically charged, and more relatable, than ever.
"Here I had to be quiet and obedient. The furniture, the windows and the house repulsed me."