The Best Historical TV Shows

Olga Trędota 2020-05-26

The Tudors

Drama History Romance USA 2007

The Tudors

Drama History Romance USA 2007

  • The Tudors
  • 7,8/10

4 seasons, 38 episodes

The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.

Downton Abbey

Drama United Kingdom 2010

Downton Abbey

Drama United Kingdom 2010

  • Downton Abbey
  • 8,1/10

6 seasons, 47 episodes

A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.

Marco Polo

Action & Adventure Drama USA 2014

Marco Polo

Action & Adventure Drama USA 2014

  • Marco Polo
  • 7,4/10

2 seasons, 20 episodes

An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.

Spartacus

Drama USA 2010

Spartacus

Drama USA 2010

  • Spartacus
  • 7,8/10

3 seasons, 33 episodes

Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.

  • #ancient rome

  • #slave

  • #gladiator

I, Claudius

Drama War & Politics United Kingdom 1976

I, Claudius

Drama War & Politics United Kingdom 1976

  • I, Claudius
  • 8,3/10

1 season, 12 episodes

Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors - Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and finally Claudius.

Outlander

Action & Adventure Adventure Drama Fantasy Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2014

Outlander

Action & Adventure Adventure Drama Fantasy Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2014

  • Outlander
  • 7,6/10

6 seasons, 67 episodes

The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Vikings

Action & Adventure Drama Canada 2013

Vikings

Action & Adventure Drama Canada 2013

  • Vikings
  • 7,7/10

6 seasons, 89 episodes

The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

Rome

Action & Adventure Drama USA 2005

Rome

Action & Adventure Drama USA 2005

  • Rome
  • 8,2/10

2 seasons, 22 episodes

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

The Crown

Drama United Kingdom USA 2016

The Crown

Drama United Kingdom USA 2016

  • The Crown
  • 8,2/10

5 seasons, 40 episodes

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Band of Brothers

Drama War & Politics United Kingdom USA 2001

Band of Brothers

Drama War & Politics United Kingdom USA 2001

  • Band of Brothers
  • 8,3/10

1 season, 10 episodes

Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.

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