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Top 10 Most Popular Historical Drama Shows

History has always come with it's fair share of drama and writers have used it to their advantage to come up with edge of the seat tv shows for the audience. Here's a list of some of the most popular historical drama shows that have earned a spot in our show fanatic hearts

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Vikings

Vikings

A Canadian- Irish series, Vikings is one of the most popular historical drama shows of all time. It has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 93%. It follows the story of Norse hero, Ragnar Lothbrok, who rises up to become a fearless warrior and command the Viking tribes.

2

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

A Netflix original show, Marco Polo is an American drama web television series inspired by Marco Polo's early years in the court of Kublai Khan, the Khagan of the Mongol Empire.

3

The Tudors

The Tudors

The Tudors is an American-British-Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII American-British-Canadian-Irish television series

4

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey follows the lives of Lord Grantham and the rest of his family as he tries to win back his ancestral home, Downton Abbey. An addictive drama like no other, once you start, you'll find yourself binge-watching the show till you finish.

5

Rome

Rome

This British-American-Italian historical drama television series is about Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, two ordinary Roman soldiers, turn into heroes after their arena feats. Their lives change as they witness the fall of a republic and the creation of the roman empire.

6

The White Queen

The White Queen

The White Queen is a British television drama series is based on Philippa Gregory's historical novel series The Cousins' War about three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

7

John Adams

John Adams

Adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, this show follows the life of John Adams- one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President and describes his role in the nation's first 50 years.

8

The Borgias

The Borgias

Created by Neil Jordan, The Borgias is a family of outsiders from Spain who try to take over control of Renaissance-era Italy and through the use of bribery, extortion and torture, Rodrigo rises up the ranks to become pope.

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The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth

Set against the background of the political turmoil of 12th century England, passionate love stories emerge between several characters leading to disastrous consequences.

10

Deadwood

Deadwood

Deadwood is an American western television series created, produced, and largely written by David Milch and aired on the premium cable network HBO A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.