1. The Spanish Princess (2019)
Catherine of Aragon, Spain’s most beautiful princess, has her sights set on the English crown.
2. The Tudors (2007)
Historical drama series The Tudors follows the reign of King Henry VIII, a lusty king who navigates the English court and the human heart with equal zeal and understandable distrust.
3. The Hollow Crown (2012)
Shakespeare’s History Plays are featured in the British television series The Hollow Crown. Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II (a single film in two parts) and Henry V are all featured in the first season’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henriad, the second historical tetralogy. Because of its scope, the Second Season is referred regarded as “The Wars of the Roses.” Richard III and Henry VI: Part I, II, and III (presented as two films in the series) are based on Shakespeare’s first tetralogy: Henry VI: Part I, II, and III.
4. The Crown (2016)
An in-depth look at the Queen and her prime ministers, from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher, who helped create Britain’s postwar future. At Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, The Crown gives an inside look at two iconic locations, and the intrigues, love affairs, and political maneuverings behind some of twentieth century’s most significant moments, such as world wars II and the Cold War. One Crown, two homes, two courts.
5. Reign (2013)
Her Majesty’s Queen of Scots has to contend with both political and sexual intrigue at the French court.
6. The White Queen (2013)
The series tells the narrative of the ladies caught up in the protracted battle for the throne of England in the context of the Wars of the Roses.
7. A Very English Scandal (2018)
A secret is keeping Jeremy Thorpe, the Liberal Party leader in the late 1960s. Homosexuality has just been legalized, and Thorpe has a secret he’s desperate to keep hidden.
8. Versailles (2015)
This is the account of a young Louis XIV’s journey from the fronde to the Sun King, through his conflicts with the French to his rise to power.
In a world of betrayal and political machinations, historical and fictitious figures lead us through the splendor and horror of Versailles.
9. Gunpowder (2017)
London, England, in the year 1605. At the age of 33, Robert Catesby devises a plan to blow up Parliament and assassinate the King.
10. The Last Kingdom (2015)
Show of great battles, heroic exploits, and themes that encompass politics, religion, warfare and our universal yearning for a sense of belonging. It tells the narrative of a people who came together under one of history’s most legendary rulers to recover their land and construct a place they can call home by combining genuine historical persons and events with fictitious characters.
11. Home Fires (2015)
Women in a small Cheshire town with the shadow of World War II hanging over their heads tell the narrative of their lives. Because of the escalating war that is tearing the ladies apart from their husbands, dads, kids, and siblings, the protagonists in this story are forced to deal with increasingly difficult circumstances. As the Great Paxford Women’s Institute, they contribute to the nation’s fabric during its darkest hour and uncover inner resources that will change their lives for the better forever.
12. The Spy (2019)
During the 1960s, a young Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent named Eli Cohen embarks on a risky and long-term assignment to spy for Mossad deep inside Syria.
13. Show Me a Hero (2015)
During Yonkers’ worst crisis in 1987, federal courts ordered public housing to be erected on the white, middle-class side of town, resulting in a fierce conflict fueled by terror, prejudice and murder.
14. The Great (2020)
Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great is a genre-bending, anti-historical journey through 18th-century Russia, following her turbulent relationship with husband Peter, the Russian emperor.
15. Romulus (2020)
The eighth-century B.C. story of Romulus and Remus is told through the eyes of three characters whose lives have been scarred by death, loneliness, and violence.
16. The Politician’s Husband (2013)
This is a story about a marriage’s shifting power when the emotional and the political come together.
17. White House Farm (2020)
Based on the White House Farm murders and subsequent police investigation and court prosecution.
18. Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Film depicting a jazz band in London at the height of the Great Depression in the 1930s.
19. The Casual Vacancy (2015)
After Barry Fairbrother’s death, the residents of Pagford, a small British town, slug it out for his vacant seat on the parish council.
20. Catherine the Great (2019)
Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin was a key figure in shaping Russia’s political future in this four-part historical drama based on Catherine the Great’s reign.