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The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series

Updated April 22, 2020 12.9k votes 1.6k voters 11.7k views35 items

List RulesVote up your favorite historical drama TV shows that aired in the 2010s

These are they best 2010s historical drama series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some good 2010s historical drama TV shows that are about a very specific global event, to others that take place during a broader era of history, all of these shows shed light on the lives and issues of the time period in which they take place - and they do it in painstaking, beautiful glory.

What shows will you find on this best 2010s historical drama series list? Downton Abbey showed that while classism may exist, everyone has to cope with unexpected bumps in the road of life, while The Queen is still dazzling audiences as it continues its historic reign on Netflix.

Prohibition-era problems created plenty of drama on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire which aired from 2010 – 2014, while The Americans focused on a much more recent part of American history by delving into the Cold War. Other great shows that appear on this top 2010s historical drama series list include Mr. Selfridge, Mad Men and Masters of Sex.

Do you have a favorite historical drama show from the 2010s? Give the best series a thumbs up!

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    Outlander is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Vikings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    The Crown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Victoria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Turn: Washington's Spies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Hatfields & McCoys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Frontier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Versailles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    The Americans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Spartacus: Blood and Sand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    The Borgias is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Narcos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Reign is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Harlots is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    The Pillars of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Alias Grace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Wolf Hall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    The Alienist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    Mr Selfridge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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    War and Peace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series
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