Browse - Most popular history shows






The Good Lord BirdThe Good Lord Bird
Showtime, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Western, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

In the 1850s, a group of Kansas freedom fighters led by radical abolitionist John Brown and a young slave, travel across the United States in an effort to end slavery. Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by James McBride.


The ChosenThe Chosen
VidAngel, 2017 Running | Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you.


GunpowderGunpowder
BBC One, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | 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.


Becoming ElizabethBecoming Elizabeth
Starz, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Becoming Elizabeth is the fascinating story of the early life of England's most iconic Queen. Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court. With no clear heir, the death of King Henry the VIII sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power. His surviving children find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country. Elizabeth struggles to control her own destiny and take real power as the men around her attempt to claim her sovereignty. Her fascinating and factual journey to secure the crown is filled with scheming, betrayal and illicit relationships that threaten to bring forth her demise at a time in which every man or woman of the court is on the wheel of fortune, which may take them to a position of great power one moment, or the executioner's block the next.


Mary & GeorgeMary & George
Sky Atlantic, 2024 Running | Drama, History, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

Mary & George, a deliciously dangerous eight-part limited series based on the true story of Mary Villiers, who moulded her beautiful son, George, to seduce King James I and become his all-powerful lover. Through outrageous scheming, the pair rose from humble beginnings to become the richest, most titled, and influential mother and son England had ever seen.


The White QueenThe White Queen
BBC One, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

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 Empress (2022)The Empress (2022)
Netflix, 2022 On Hiatus | Drama, Romance, History, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

In 1800s Austria, passionate and rebellious Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph face love under duress, intrigues and power struggles at the Viennese court.


ManhattanManhattan
WGN, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | 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.


The Underground RailroadThe Underground Railroad
Prime Video, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.6/5

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.


The RomanoffsThe Romanoffs
Prime Video, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.5/5

The series will center around the Romanov family. The Romanov family, for those unaware, were the last imperial dynasty to rule Russia. The family was killed after an attack by revolutionaries in 1918, but the remains of one of the czar's daughters and his only son were never found. The mystery of the "Romanov survivors" has pervaded through the ages, with multiple people claiming to either be a survivor or a descendant of one.


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