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, Legend of the Seeker, The Last Kingdom, The Pillars of the Earth, Marco Polo, Knightfall, Da Vinci's Demons, Outlander, Barbarians, Britannia.

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

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Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:45
CharactersKings, Vikings, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventures, Intrigue, Sword Battles
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration00:43
CharactersWitches, Warriors, Wizards
PlotMagic, Adventures, Mystery
StyleSpectacular

The adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher, who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero to oppressed people. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan and a wise old wizard named Zedd, he must stop a ruthless and bloodthirsty tyrant from unleashing an ancient evil and enslaving the world.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30
CharactersKings, Vikings, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Revenge
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, By books, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryCanada, Germany, United Kingdom, Hungary
Duration01:00
CharactersKings, Architects
TimeMiddle Ages

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersInvestigators, Warriors
PlotMartial Arts, Adventures, Power, Intrigue
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

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.

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
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:59
CharactersHeroes, Artists, Architects
PlotMagic, Death, Adventures
TimeMiddle Ages, Future
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersNurses, Soldier
PlotTime travel, Adventures, Love triangle
TimeMiddle Ages, 18th century
StyleWorth watching, Romantic, Spectacular, To cry, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryGermany
CharactersMilitary, Strong women, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, betrayal, Power, Uprising, Sword Battles
PlaceForest, Roman Empire, Germany
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleBased on real events

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:45
CharactersStrong women, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Power
PlaceRoman Empire
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:59
CharactersWitches
PlotRevenge, Magic, Travel
PlaceSmall towns
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
CharactersHeroes, Wizards
PlotSuperpowers, Adventures
StyleAtmospheric

Merlin's Apprentice is a British miniseries that aired on Channel 4 in 2006. The series is a sequel to the 1998 miniseries Merlin starring Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson. In this sequel, Merlin awakes after a nap of fifty years.

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.

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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia

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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: 7.4
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersKings, Heroes, Warriors
PlotAdventures
PlaceEngland, Forest
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleRomantic, Spectacular

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.

Markimdb: 9.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:55
CharactersFamily, Kings, Dragons, Brothers, Sisters
PlotLove, betrayal, Adventures, Magic, Intrigue
PlaceForest
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.

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: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:55
CharactersPriests
PlotPolitics, Religion, Intrigue, Family life
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleDark, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia

Through four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These situation tragedies had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersKings, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Politics, Love triangle, Passion
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey
Duration01:40
CharactersRich
PlotLove, Relationship, Intrigue
PlaceTurkey
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:34
CharactersWriters, Poor
PlotInvestigation, Death, Politics, Viruses, Religion
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Fascinating

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

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: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly, USA, United Kingdom, France, Spain
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Architects, Artists
PlotLove
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountrySpain
PlotReligion
PlaceSea
TimeMiddle Ages

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersGangsters, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Passion, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAtmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryItaly, Germany
Duration00:50
CharactersSerial killers, Monks
PlotLove, Investigation, Death
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration04:00

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:18

The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her old age and her last, enigmatic relationship with her young protégé, the Earl of Essex.





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