English TV series about aristocrats

List of the best English TV series about aristocrats according to viewers: Downton Abbey, The Hollow Crown, Wolf Hall, Jeeves and Wooster, Cranford, Emma, Bleak House, Medici: Masters of Florence, Parade's End, The Halcyon.

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Markimdb: 8.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:54
CharactersFamily, Rich
PlotLove, Inheritance, Family life
PlaceEngland, Mansions
StylePopular, Worth watching, Romantic, Fascinating

A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration08:48
CharactersKings
PlotPolitics
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating

The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II (treated as one film in two parts in the series) and Henry V. The Second Season is subtitled "The Wars of the Roses" as a reference to its scope. It is based on Shakespeare's first tetralogy: Henry VI: Part I, Henry VI: Part II, Henry VI: Part III (treated as two films in the series) and Richard III.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersKings, Priests
PlotDeath, Politics
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Fascinating

Following the fact-based historical book of the same name, this drama follows the rise of Cromwell as he becomes Henry the VIII's closest advisor. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:51
PlaceEngland

Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves" stories. The series was a collaboration between Brian Eastman of Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television. It aired on the ITV network from 1990 to 1993, with the last series nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series. It starred Hugh Laurie as Bertie Wooster, a young gentleman with a "distinctive blend of airy nonchalance and refined gormlessness", and Stephen Fry as Jeeves, his improbably well-informed and talented valet. Wooster is a bachelor, a minor aristocrat and member of the idle rich. He and his friends, who are mainly members of The Drones Club, are extricated from all manner of societal misadventures by the indispensable valet, Jeeves. The stories are set in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1930s. When Fry and Laurie began the series they were already a popular double act due to regular appearances on Channel 4's Friday Night Live and their own show A Bit of Fry & Laurie. In the television documentary, Fry and Laurie Reunited, upon reminiscing about their involvement in the series, it was revealed that they were initially reluctant to play the part of Jeeves and Wooster but decided to do so in the end because they felt no one else would do the parts justice.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00
CharactersWidows, Maids
PlotLove triangle, Inheritance, Family life
PlaceEngland, Small towns
StyleAtmospheric

A rich and comic drama about the people of Cranford, a small Cheshire town on the cusp of change in the 1840s. Adapted from the novels by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration04:00
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

Nothing delights Emma more than meddling in the love lives of others. But when she takes protege Harriet Smith under her wing, her plans can only end in disaster...

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration08:30
CharactersLawyers, Orphans, Poor
PlotInvestigation, Inheritance, Mystery, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

Bleak House is a fifteen-part BBC television drama serial adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House, which was originally published in 1852–53. Produced with an all-star cast, the serial was shown on BBC One from October to December 2005, and drew much critical and popular praise. It has been reported that the total cost of the production was in the region of £8 million.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, biography, history
CountryItaly, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:46
CharactersLovers
PlotPolitical, Viruses, Jealousy, Politics, Viruses
PlaceItaly, Venice
StyleExciting, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Tense, Atmospheric

The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
CharactersMaids
PlotLove, War, Treason, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
StyleShort, Romantic, By books

The story of a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette in the midst of World War I and a Europe on the brink of profound change.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersMaids, Cooks
PlotWar, Second world war
PlaceEngland, Hotels
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotLove, Mystery, Balls
Time19th century
StyleBy books

A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration00:43
CharactersKings
PlotIntrigue, Deception
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating

Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPoor
PlotSoccer
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleBased on real events

Two 19th-century footballers on opposite sides of a class divide navigate professional and personal turmoil to change the game — and England — forever.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration07:30
CharactersFriends, Musicians
PlotDancing, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating

An explosive 1930s drama following a jazz band in London at a time of huge change.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersVampire, Lesbians, Scientists
PlotDancing, Love triangle, Mystery, Parties, Sects
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

It's the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night - useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan... until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Rich
PlotLove, Relationship, Money, Intrigue, Balls
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleEasy, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersIndians
PlotWar, Uprising
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Fascinating

New Worlds is a gripping 4 part mini series dealing with love, loss and the human price paid for the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today. We follow the fortunes of four young people - Beth, Hope, Abe and Ned - from across both sides of the Atlantic, caught up in these turbulent times. We see them struggle as they are torn between love and ideals in the harsh reality of the changing world. In England, the restored monarchy of Charles II has betrayed its promises and reverted to tyranny. Behind the decadence of the Court, a terror machine is repressing the freedoms won for the people with so much blood during the Civil War of England when Charles I was executed. In America, the tentacles of state terror reach the English colonists of New England who are struggling to throw off the shackles of the English Crown. At the same time the colonists are ruthlessly staking their claim to the territories occupied by the Native American Indians, and shedding much of the American Indian's blood in the process - in a chilling echo of the tyrannical behaviour that they sought to escape from when they crossed the Atlantic

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration04:40
CharactersKings, Writers
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen and Sam Claflin take on the lead role of Logan Mountstuart in William Boyd's adaptation of his best-selling novel. From one man's emotional, tumultuous and unpredictable journey through the 20th century comes a funny, moving and ambitious four-part drama. Told through Logan's intimate journals, beginning with the idealism and arrogance of his youth, through the triumphs and tragedies of middle-age, to the unexpected dramas of his twilight years - his story reveals that all our lives are ultimately random, and defined by luck and seemingly inconsequential choices. Hayley Atwell, Natasha Little, Emerald Fennell, Ed Stoppard, Samuel West and Kim Cattrall star alongside Gillian Anderson and Tom Hollander as the lovers, wives, friends and infamous figures he encounters throughout his ordinary and yet utterly extraordinary life.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:49
PlotLove, Politics, Mystery, Intrigue
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
PlotIntrigue
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Go deep into the clandestine world of the legendary brotherhood of warrior monks known as The Knights Templar.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotPolitics, Power
PlaceEngland
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySweden
CharactersTeenagers, Gays, Pupils, Princesses, Elite School
PlotRelationship
PlaceSchool, College

Prince Wilhelm adjusts to life at his prestigious new boarding school, Hillerska, but following his heart proves more challenging than anticipated.

Mark
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia

Ivan Demarin, a young officer of Peter the First’s new guards, follows the Tsar’s order and goes to the frontier town of Tobolsk, deep in the Siberian forest. There Ivan falls in love for the first time and he and his regiment happen to be involved in conspiracy of local princes who hunt for gold in the town of Yarkand. His fort is surrounded by hordes of wild Dzungars and there is no one to call for help…

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada, USA, United Kingdom
Duration00:53
CharactersKings
PlotLove, Politics, Love triangle, Intrigue, Uprising
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBrazil
CharactersRich, Rich guys and poor girls, Models
PlotLove, Money, Passion
StyleWomen in the lead roles

An obsessive passion places mother and daughter in a dangerous love triangle.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:23
CharactersMonsters, Military, Heroes, Warriors
PlotSuperpowers, Revenge, Supernatural, Adventures, Fate
TimeMiddle Ages, Dark ones
StylePopular, Spectacular

Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and intelligent man named Griffith, together they battle their way into the royal court, and are forced into a fate that may change their entire lives.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDepression, Fate
StyleShort, For men, Fascinating, Philosophical

A critical and often humorous look at the upper class, tracking the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersWizards
PlotMagic

With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:55
CharactersWarriors, Emperors
PlotIntrigue
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.





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