Brit Binge Watching: Five Historical Dramas You Can View Online
Pssst, have you heard? Copper is making its way back to BBC America on Sunday, June 23 at 10/9c. We’re pretty excited and it has us thinking, what other historical dramas can we catch up on?
1. Robin Hood
Ah, we all know the story of the outlaw Robin Hood who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. BBC’s version puts an updated spin on the English folk tale, starring Jonas Armstrong and Richard Armitage, using a mix of traditional and modern costumes. It works!
2. Island at War
Set during WWII, the story follows three families and how they interact living in the German occupied Channel Islands. The island is fictional but meant to represent real-life Jersey and Guernsey. Some people fled the island predicting the German arrival. For those who stayed, their lives changed overnight.
3. The Six Wives of Henry VIII
If you think it’s difficult being a politician’s wife current day, can you just imagine the pressures of being the king’s? Maybe that does give us a hint as to why King Henry VIII had six wives. In those days, there were no ex-wives. More like, unlucky wives. You’ll learn what happened to his wives in this sultry mini-series.
4. The Queen
This docudrama takes an interesting approach in representing Queen Elizabeth II throughout her reign, enlisting five different actresses to portray the Queen in different stages of her life.
Watch The Queen on Netflix.
5. Edward the King
Based on the biography of Edward VII by Philip Magnus, this miniseries introduces us to Edward when he is a young prince. We his transformation as he grows into a man and a king, played by Timothy West. The majority of the series is dedicated to Edward’s formative years and what led up to his reign, which did not begin until his late 50s.
Watch Edward the King on Netflix.
What’s on your watch list?