Last week, Netflix premiered its newest show about England’s Queen Elizabeth II. The intriguing history of today’s Queen from the 1940s until today has basically acted as our primer to modern British history. But we know that although history repeats itself, you probably don’t want to repeat watch historical dramas. Here are five more political and historical shows you should be watching after you finish The Crown.
IF YOU LIKE BRITISH HISTORY, WATCH DOWNTON ABBEY
Mid-19th century saw many interesting political developments, especially when Elizabeth II took the throne. Relive the first part of the century with the ever-addictive Downton Abbey. You can watch it now on PBS and Amazon. (Photo via PBS)
IF YOU LIKE ROYAL DRAMA, WATCH THE BORGIAS
If you’re into The Crown for its royal drama, get it to the extreme with The Borgias. It follows the scandalous path of a future pope throughout the Italian Renaissance. It’s ready to watch on Showtime. (Photo via Showtime)
IF YOU LIKE TRUE BRITISH ROYALS, WATCH BRITAIN’S BLOODIEST DYNASTY
If The Crown whetted your appetite for British history, watch this multi-part docuseries about the Plantagenets. It’s available for streaming on Acorn TV. (Photo via Acorn TV)
IF YOU LIKE MODERN ROYALTY, WATCH THE ROYALS
If the lives of living royals is what draws you in, get more in the fictional world. This royal soap opera follows a modern royal family getting themselves in and out of scandals. You can stream it now from E! (Photo via E!)
IF YOU LIKE ROYAL SCANDAL, WATCH THE TUDORS
The Tudors, whose last queen was Queen Elizabeth I, were a scandalous family. This Showtime series amps up the scandal even more. The history of Henry VIII is rife with juicy material. You can watch it now with Showtime. (Photo via Showtime)
What else are you watching lately? Let us know @BritandCo!