The popularity of historical dramas is on the rise, but not all of these series focus on the actual history of their time period. With shows like Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story and The Great taking their own path through the subject matter, it's clear that truth isn't the priority. Both leads, Charlotte (India Amarteifio) and Catherine (Elle Fanning), represent real women from history, and the shows touch on their struggles with their respective marriages, but neither show is caught up in accuracy. While Queen Charlotte is set up with the concept of an alternate history, The Great takes a different approach of claiming to be "occasionally true." Though these may seem similar, they are slightly different. The concept of Queen Charlotte makes one distinct change: Charlotte's race, and how that impacts English society. Meanwhile, The Great takes liberties with anything it chooses, never claiming anything to be strictly true.