UK

Movies

The King’s Speech


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King George VI tries to overcome his stammering problem with the help of speech therapist Lionel Logue and makes himself worthy enough to lead his country through World War II. Available on Youtube, among other places.

Books

Margaret Thatcher | Gunnela Björk


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Margaret Roberts was born on 13 October 1925 and died at the age of 88 on 8 April 2013. She grew up in simple and conservative conditions but managed to get a scholarship to Oxford. There she devoted her time to studies and politics. In 1949, at the age of 24, she was the youngest woman ever to run for parliament (only 29 of the Conservatives’ 600 candidates were women). She ran for Dartford and lost. The outcome was the same in the 1951 election. Read full “Brief” here.

Series

The Crown


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The Crown is an American-British drama series from 2016 that depicts Elizabeth II’s time as reigning queen from the accession to the throne in 1952 onwards, and then, among other things, the interaction with the current Prime Minister. As of now four seasons available at Netflix, which provide an interesting overview of the 20th century as it unfolds.

Movies

Brexit: The Uncivil War


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Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.

The movie is available at Netflix, HBO among other places.

Audiobooks

For the Record | David Cameron


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The referendum on Britain’s EU membership is one of the most controversial political events of our time. For the first time, the man behind the vote talks about the decision and its origins and gives a candid account of his time at the top of British politics.

The audiobook is available at Storytel and Audible