The Best Historical Drama TV Shows TV Programs
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The Best Historical Drama TV Shows

List Criteria: Shows near the top must be only the best Historical Drama TV series.

The very best historical drama shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest historical drama shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular historical drama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining historical drama show of all time is. Don't let your favorite historical drama television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of historical drama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Examples of shows on this list include The Tudors and Vikings.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best historical drama show of all time?" and "What are the greatest historical drama shows?"

These are the best historical TV dramas

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    Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Colm Feore The Borgias is a historical-fiction drama television series, created by Neil Jordan.  This series follows the life of the Borgia family in Rome. 

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    Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Alexander Ludwig

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    Natalie Dormer, Joss Stone, Henry Cavill

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    Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, David Schwimmer

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    Outlander

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    Paul Giamatti, Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith

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    Jeffrey Jones, Timothy Olyphant, Sarah Paulson

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    Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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    Brett Tucker, Craig Parker, Viva Bianca

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    Ed Asner, Maya Angelou, Louis Gossett

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    Laura Haddock, Lara Pulver, Elliot Cowan

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    Anna Popplewell, Adelaide Kane, Caitlin Stasey

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    Eva Green, Claire Forlani, Joseph Fiennes

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    Colin Firth, Lucy Davis, Jennifer Ehle

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    Kevin Costner, Tom Berenger, Jena Malone

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    Leslie Nielsen, David Carradine, Keith Carradine

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    Lesley-Anne Down, Keeley Hawes, Eileen Atkins

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    Manhattan

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