TV series about kings and queens

List of the best series about the royal dynasties: The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Tudors, The Pillars of the Earth, Vikings, Tut, The Great Queen Seondeok, Victoria, The Windsors, The Golden Horde. Золотая Орда.

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The Crown (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.7)
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotPolitics, Power
StyleBased on real events, Netflix, Atmospheric, Worth watching

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.

Game of Thrones (2011)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 9.3)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CharactersKings, Dragons, Brothers, Sisters
Plotbetrayal, Magic, Love, Intrigue, Adventures, Politics
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Worth watching, Popular, 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.

The Tudors (2007)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada, USA
PlotIntrigue, Love triangle, Politics, Uprising
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.

The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryGermany, Canada, United Kingdom

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.

Vikings (2013)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
CharactersKings, Vikings, Soldier
PlotWar, Intrigue, Adventures
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFor men, Worth watching, Spectacular, 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.

Tut (2015)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, biography, history

The story of the Egyptian Pharaoh, one of the most renowned leaders in human history. This ambitious special-event series tells the story of Tut’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisers, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. “Tut” opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder — proving his world was not far removed from our own — and that his reign as the youngest Egyptian king played out as a real-life drama for the ages.

The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.8)
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersKings, Rich, Historical doramas

Queen Seondeok is a 2009 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Park Ye-jin, Kim Nam-gil and Yoo Seung-ho. It chronicles the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It aired on MBC from May 25 to December 22, 2009 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 62 episodes. The viewership ratings for the show topped TV charts almost every week during its run, peaking at 44.7 percent. It swept the 2009 MBC Drama Awards; actress Go Hyun-jung's performance and subsequent grand prize win received near-universal acclaim.

Victoria (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotPolitical, Power, On real events
StyleTouching, Light

The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image and become “grandmother of Europe”.

The Windsors (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotJealousy, Rivalry

Comedy soap opera re-imagining the lives of the British Royal Family as you have never seen them before.

The Golden Horde. Золотая Орда (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
TimeMiddle Ages

Golden Horde - Russian historical TV show.

The Last Kingdom (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersVikings, Kings, Soldier
PlotRevenge, War
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Spectacular

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.

Bodyguard (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Charactersbodyguards, Kings, Family, Terrorists
PlotPolitics, Investigation, Death

A troubled war veteran is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot.

Kingdom (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea, USA
CharactersZombie, Kings

In this zombie thriller set in Korea's medieval Joseon dynasty, a crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak.

The Spanish Princess (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, history
CharactersKings, Princesses, Family
PlotPolitics, Intrigue, Death, Revenge
StyleAction, Spectacular, Fascinating

The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.

Gunpowder (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotIntrigue, Religion
StyleBased on real events

London, 1605. Robert Catesby, a 33-year old Warwickshire gentleman, devises a plot to blow up Parliament and kill the King.

The Musketeers (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersKings, Soldier, Friends, Partners

Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men that can be trusted and believed in to do the right thing, regardless of personal risk.

The White Queen (2013)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France

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 Hollow Crown (2012)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.3)
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom

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.

Atlantis (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Kings
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A fantasy drama set in a world of legendary heroes and mythical creatures. Far from home and desperate for answers, Jason washes up on the shores of an ancient land. A mysterious place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants - this is the city of Atlantis. Aided by his two new friends, Pythagoras and Hercules, Jason embarks on a voyage of discovery, and salvation, which sees him brush shoulders with Medusa, come face to face with the Minotaur and even do battle with the dead.

Any Human Heart (2010)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Kings
StyleTouching, Fascinating, To cry

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.