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GunpowderGunpowder
BBC One, 2017 | Drama, History, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.


ManhattanManhattan
WGN, 2014 | Drama, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

The show is set against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.


Catherine the GreatCatherine the Great

Catherine the Great delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history. Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century - strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman. The miniseries will follow Catherine towards the end of her reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin. Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, this is a story of obsessive love. Unable to publicly marry and famously promiscuous, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together shaping Russia as we know it today.


The Frankenstein ChroniclesThe Frankenstein Chronicles
ITV, 2015 | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Fantasy | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

This is a re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genre. The show is set in Regency London in 1827, and follows the investigations by Inspector John Marlott.


The White QueenThe White Queen
BBC One, 2013 | Drama, Military/War, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

This is described as a tale of love and loss, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder woven through the stories of three different yet equally driven women caught up in the ongoing conflict for the throne: Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville.


The Underground RailroadThe Underground Railroad
Amazon, 2021 | Drama, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.8/5

The Underground Railroad is an adaptation of the acclaimed Colson Whitehead novel of the same title. It chronicles young Cora's journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.


Drunk HistoryDrunk History

A weekly, half-hour series where historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers.


Adam Ruins EverythingAdam Ruins Everything
truTV, 2015 | Comedy, History, Documentary, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

In Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it... whether you like it or not.


Wu-Tang: An American SagaWu-Tang: An American Saga
Hulu, 2019 | Drama, Music, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is inspired by The Wu-Tang Manual and Tao of Wu, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in early '90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan's formation. The group was a vision of Bobby Diggs, aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.


Versailles (2015)Versailles (2015)
Canal+, 2015 | Drama, Military/War, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Versailles, 1667. Louis XIV was 28 years. To submit the nobility and impose its absolute power, he launched the construction of Versailles ... as a trap. Louis XIV was a young king haunted by a childhood trauma, the Fronde, a rebellion of nobles against his father, Louis XIII ... It will prove to be a political strategist unusual, manipulative, Machiavellian, and will "invent" Versailles to keep the nobles of Paris, keep them under control and gradually transform the castle into a gilded prison. It is also capable of romantic passions. But how to live when you are the greatest king of the world?


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