Series about the Middle Ages

Series about the Middle Ages
List of the best series about the Middle Ages, selected by visitors to our site: Vikings, The Last Kingdom, The Pillars of the Earth, Knightfall, Barbarians, Britannia, The Outpost, Record of Grancrest War, Boss, Marco Polo.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Vikings (2013)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:45

Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

The Last Kingdom (2015)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30

A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.

The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryCanada, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:00

A sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty, a sensuous, spirited story set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th Century England.

Knightfall (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

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

Barbarians (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryGermany

Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.

Britannia (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:45

An epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld. Or so they say.

The Outpost (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:59

Talon, the lone survivor of a race called the Blackbloods, sets off to the edge of civilisation to track her family's killers. On her journey she discovers she has supernatural powers which she must learn to harness in order to achieve her goals.

Record of Grancrest War (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:11

On a continent ruled by chaos, the Lords have the power of a holy seal that can calm the chaos and protect the people. However, before anyone realizes it, the rulers cast aside their creed of purifying the chaos, and instead start to fight each other for each other's holy seals to gain dominion over one another. Siluca, an isolated mage who scorns the Lords for abandoning their creed, and a wandering knight named Theo, who is on a journey to train to one day liberate his hometown, make an everlasting oath to work together to reform this continent dominated by wars and chaos.

Boss (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:56

Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.

Marco Polo (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.

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Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:59

The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it.

The Tudors (2007)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada, USA, United Kingdom
Duration00:53

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.

The Hollow Crown (2012)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration08:48

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.

The White Queen (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:43

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.

The Borgias (2011)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:55

Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family.

Reign (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.

Outlander (2014)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

The Plague (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:34

Plague decimates late 16th century Seville, a crowded city where many have arrived to embark for the New World to seek their fortune.

Magnificent Century (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryTurkey
Duration01:40

Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and his wife Hürrem Sultan, a slave girl who became a Sultan.

Robin Hood (2006)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43

Robin Hood is a British television programme, produced by independent production company Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One, with co-funding from the BBC America cable television channel in the United States. Based on the traditional stories of legendary English folk hero Robin Hood, the programme started on 7 October 2006. Series two commenced broadcasting on 6 October 2007 with the final two episodes on 29 December 2007. Series three began airing on 28 March 2009 for a thirteen episode run. The series was axed by the BBC after series three following the departure of multiple characters, including lead actor Jonas Armstrong.

Cathedral of the Sea (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountrySpain

In the 14th century, Barcelona is experiencing one of its most prosperous moments. The city has grown to La Ribera, a fishing district in which the largest Marian temple ever known is built: Santa María del Mar. But the construction runs parallel to Arnau Estanyol, a serf of the land who, fleeing the abuses of The feudal lords of the countryside take refuge in Barcelona.

Leonardo (2021)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly, USA, United Kingdom, France, Spain

A fresh look at the life and legacy of the iconic artist Leonardo da Vinci, positing that he was a gay outsider who used his work as a way of hiding his true self. Each episode will examine one of da Vinci’s artworks for hidden clues about a tortured artist struggling for perfection.

The Name of the Rose (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryItaly, Germany
Duration00:50

Northern Italy, 1327. The Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young apprentice Adso of Melk reach an isolated Benedictine abbey on the Alps to aid in a dispute between the Franciscan Order and the Avignon papacy. Upon arrival at the abbey, the two find themselves involved in a chain of mysterious deaths.

Jamestown (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

The early 17th Century story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America.

Castlevania (2017)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

A dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. Inspired by the classic video game series.

Disenchantment (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

Set in a ruined medieval city called Dreamland, Disenchantment follows the grubby adventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon.

Camelot (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration07:30

Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.

Godunov (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration00:29

The TV show is about the Godunov family, which covers the period from the reign of Ivan the Terrible to the accession of Mikhail Romanov to the throne.

Vinland Saga (2019)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genreaction, adventure, cartoon, history, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:55

For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield enhancing his skills in his adventure to redeem his most-desired revenge after his father was murdered.

Berserk (1997)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:23

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.




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