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Jonathan Strange & Mr NorrellJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
BBC One, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Action, Sci-Fi | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness, this show is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return.


Vanity FairVanity Fair
ITV, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama
Rating: 3.9/5

Gwyneth Hughes' adaptation of Thackeray's literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of "villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing", takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.


SharpeSharpe
ITV, 1993 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War
Rating: 3.4/5

This is a spectacular drama about the career of a British soldier during the Napoleonic wars. In the first episode, Rifleman Richard Sharpe (played by Sean Bean) saves the life of the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Talavera and is commissioned from the ranks.


Horatio HornblowerHoratio Hornblower
ITV, 1998 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War
Rating: 4/5

The adventures of Horatio Hornblower based on the classic series of books by Author C.S. Forester, told in chronological order.


Empire of The Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy WorsleyEmpire of The Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley
BBC Four, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, History
Rating: 5/5

The Romanovs are best known to us as the Russian royal family killed by revolutionaries in 1918. But there's more to one of Europe's most powerful dynasties than a tsar who could have been King George V's twin, a "missing" princess, Anastasia, and a mysterious magical man, Rasputin. The Romanovs ruled Russia for more than three centuries, after all, and Lucy Worsley is eager to tell their extraordinary tale. From the reluctant 16-year-old Romanov boy who didn't want to be king, to Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, she documents the royal family's reign and asks how their rule affected the lives of the ordinary people who eventually tore the family's world down. Lucy tells the story of the dynasty that ruled Russia for more than three centuries, including figures such as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the struggle against Napoleon in 1812, and the political murders of Nicholas II and his family in 1918.


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