Best TV Shows and Specials for Fans of Historical Fiction
Excluding romantic period dramas... That's a whole other list. These are based on actual history. Any other recommendations?
- •VikingsBased on real Vikings, including Ragnar Lothbruk.
- •Penny DreadfulMaybe a bit of a stretch, but incorporates quite a few allegories from literary history and refers to real people, like Jack the Ripper.
- •Hell on WheelsAbout the end of the civil war and building the trans-continental railroad.
- •DeadwoodOne of if not the best modern tv western
- •West WingFictional democratic president with lots of references to real people and events
- •Horatio HornblowerFictional British naval captain during the Napoleonic Wars
- •Turn: Washington's SpiesIncludes and references a ton of real people, events, and places during the American Revolution