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 shows 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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    Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Ciarán Hinds

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    Natalie Dormer, Joss Stone, Henry Cavill

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    Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Colm Feore

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    Paul Giamatti, Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith

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    Donald Sutherland, Hayley Atwell, Ian McShane

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    Meryl Streep, Ian Holm, Michael Moriarty

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    Eva Green, Claire Forlani, Joseph Fiennes

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    Patrick Stewart, John Hurt, Derek Jacobi

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    Lucy Lawless, Craig Parker, Lesley-Ann Brandt

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    Anne Bancroft, Leonard Nimoy, Burt Lancaster

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    Leslie Nielsen, David Carradine, Keith Carradine

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    John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Gainsbourg

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