The Top 7 Historical Series That Will Actually Make History Interesting

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These will make you feel like a time traveler for sure.

Outlander, 2014

The setting is 18th century Scotland. Claire Randall, a courageous war nurse from the 1940s, is at the center of the story. After WWII, she together with her husband Frank go on holiday to a remote Scottish village. There Claire falls under the spell of the stone circle and finds herself suddenly transported to the year 1743. As a way to protect herself from the dangers of the 18th century, she marries Jamie Fraser, a Scottish warrior played by Sam Heughan. You will have to watch the series to find out whether Claire manages to return to her first husband, leaving doomed Scotland behind and whether she wants to do that at all.

The Borgias, 2011

The series is about the Spanish Borgia family, known throughout the world for their treachery, cunning, and their struggle for power. The action takes place in the beautiful city of Rome during the Renaissance. The first season begins with the ascent of Rodrigo Borgia to the papal throne. It was thanks to him that the Borgia family became famous for their ungodly deeds. The brilliant cast, colorful scenes and intricate plot will appeal to all lovers of historical dramas. As an added bonus, Jeremy Irons is in the lead role.

The Crown, 2016

The American-British historical drama focuses on the biography of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. The events of the first season begin in 1947, with Elizabeth's marriage. In the first episodes, viewers will see the tragic death of King George VI, the coronation and the complex relationship between the new queen and her prime ministers. The creators plan to devote each season, consisting of ten episodes, to one decade of the Elizabeth II reign. The series is one of the most expensive in the history of Netflix. The budget of the first season alone is $156 million.

Medici: Masters of Florence, 2016

A drama series about the Medici dynasty, set in the 15th century. The series begins with the head of the Medici family found poisoned in his own country manor, and his two sons vowing to avenge their father's death. But straight after that, we are taken back twenty years, where, in fact, the main events of the series take place. It is the XV century, Florence. The main character is Cosimo de' Medici, the founder of the dynasty and an active political figure. The creators admit that the series is more of a thriller than a historical drama, which, however, does not detract from its quality. It will be especially appreciated by fans of the Game of Thrones series, since one of the main roles is played by Richard Madden, known for his portrayal of Robb Stark in the popular show.

Vikings, 2013

A historical series, rightfully considered one of the best and most interesting shows of 2015. The series tells the story of a Viking crew led by the legendary Ragnar Lodbrok, who set out to become the new king of Scandinavia. If Norse legend is to be believed, Ragnar was a direct descendant of the god Odin. The series is not only notable for its great acting, but also for its meticulous attention to detail, we especially like the stunning hairstyles and costumes of the characters.

Tut, 2015

The mini-series, consisting of only three episodes, is about the life of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. His short, but bright reign begins when he is barely ten years old. And although the first years Tut is under the care of the Vizier who served his father, very soon he begins to understand the responsibility that lies upon him. Although there are many historical inaccuracies in the series, it ranks among the best historical shows of recent years.