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VikingsVikings
History, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

VIKINGS follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, an actual historical figure, and the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the gripping sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes.


Peaky BlindersPeaky Blinders
BBC One, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

This TV series focuses on the Shelby family, whose many brothers and sisters, cousins and uncles, make up the fiercest gang of all, the "Peaky Blinders". Named for their practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps, the Peaky Blinders make their money from off-track betting, protection and robbery.


OutlanderOutlander
Starz, 2014 Running | Drama, Adventure, Military/War, Fantasy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

The show spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure. It follows Claire, a married WWII combat nurse, who mistakenly steps back in time to year 1743 where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world of adventure that sends her on the run and threatens her life.


The CrownThe Crown
Netflix, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

A drama charting Elizabeth the second's ascension to the throne and the political climate at the time.


ChernobylChernobyl
HBO Max, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Thriller, History, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

Chernobyl is a tale of lies and cowardice, of courage and conviction, of human failure and human nobility. The five-part mini-series focuses on the heart-breaking scale of the nuclear plant disaster that occurred in Ukraine in April 1986, revealing how and why it happened, and telling the shocking, remarkable stories of the heroes who risked their lives to save others.


Shogun (2024)Shogun (2024)
FX, 2024 Running | Drama, Adventure, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Set in Japan in the year 1600, at the dawn of a century-defining civil war, Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him, when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village. Its English pilot, John Blackthorne, comes bearing secrets that could help Toranaga tip the scales of power and devastate the formidable influence of Blackthorne's own enemies - the Jesuit priests and Portuguese merchants. Toranaga's and Blackthorne's fates become inextricably tied to their translator, Toda Mariko, a mysterious Christian noblewoman and the last of a disgraced line. While serving her lord amidst this fraught political landscape, Mariko must reconcile her newfound companionship with Blackthorne, her commitment to the faith that saved her and her duty to her late father.


19231923
Paramount+, 2022 Running | Drama, Crime, Western, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Set to follow a new generation of Duttons in the Great Depression.


Taboo (UK)Taboo (UK)
BBC One, 2017 On Hiatus | Drama, Action, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Set in 1813, this show follows Tom Hardy's James Keziah Delaney who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds and seeking to avenge his father's death. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.


The Last KingdomThe Last Kingdom
BBC Two, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

This eight-episode, hourlong historical drama series is adapted from Bernard Cornwell's best-selling novels, The Saxon Stories by writer Stephen Butchard.


Vikings: ValhallaVikings: Valhalla
Netflix, 2022 Running | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Follow-up series to 'Vikings' set 100 years afterward and centering on the adventures of Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the Norman King William the Conqueror.


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