The Best Historical Fiction TV Shows TV Programs
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The Best Historical Fiction TV Shows

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

The very best historical fiction shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest historical fiction shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular historical fiction TV shows have been a staple of television for years, because we love to learn about our ancestors via a compelling narrative rather than dumb books, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining historical fiction show of all time is. Never heard one of these debates? Then you live under a rock. Don't let your favorite historical fiction 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 fiction television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List items include Vikings, The Tudors, Deadwood, and many other history TV shows. These are the best historical fiction series of all time!

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

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    Natalie Dormer, Joss Stone, Henry Cavill

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    Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Colm Feore

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    Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Alexander Ludwig

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    added by MichaelCavanaugh Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Ciarán Hinds

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    most listed Jeffrey Jones, Timothy Olyphant, Sarah Paulson

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    added by cjshimmy Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon, Gretchen Mol

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    Donald Sutherland, Hayley Atwell, Ian McShane

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    added by MichelleDayan John Hurt, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head

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    added by RazvanPop Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson

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    Eva Green, Claire Forlani, Joseph Fiennes

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    Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson, Greg Kinnear

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    Meryl Streep, Ian Holm, Michael Moriarty

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    Anthony Hopkins, David Swift, Rupert Davies

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    Robert Ridgely, Richard X. Slattery, Roland La Starza

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    often listed James Purefoy, Hugh Bonneville, Phil Davis

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cesare Danova, Ron Harper, Rudy Solari

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    Brett Tucker, Craig Parker, Viva Bianca

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    ranked low on reranks & added by AnnieRobison Anna Popplewell, Adelaide Kane, Caitlin Stasey

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    ranked low on reranks & added by crystallandi Lucy Lawless, Craig Parker, Lesley-Ann Brandt

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    Art Malik, John Doman, Mark Ryder

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    Anne Bancroft, Leonard Nimoy, Burt Lancaster

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    added by TimothyWalley Ioan Gruffudd, Jamie Bamber, Robert Lindsay

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    added by TimothyWalley Orson Welles, Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune

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    John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Gainsbourg

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