8 binge- worthy dramas about royal families you can watch after the crown

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The Crown Season 5 is now available after a two-year wait. The Golden Globe-winning historical drama’s Netflix debut was on November 9th, and it has since drawn the attention of many of its committed viewers. It makes sense if, out of enthusiasm, you binge-watched the entire season in one sitting. Don’t worry if you’re already missing the regal attire, the “Bri-ish” accent, and the breathtaking historical sets. We’ve got you covered.

You can fill the gap by watching these eight shows on royal families:

1. Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes’ gripping early 1900s period drama, is based on the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and the domestic staff who work for them there. The events of The Crown are not present in the program.

2. The Great

In Tony McNamara’s satirical drama, Elle Fanning plays a young Catherine the Great who travels to Russia to marry Emperor Peter III (played by Nicholas Hoult). She strives to change the rigid traditions and norms of the world, but she soon becomes trapped in them.

3. Bridgerton

Chris Van Dusen’s Bridgerton, which is based on Julia Quinn’s book of the same name, is a historical-romance drama that will engross you with its splendour and gossip. The series examines the lives of the eight Bridgerton siblings as they look for marriage and love during London’s social season, taking place in the competitive world of the Regency era in England.

4. The White Queen

The White Queen, an adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s The Cousin’s War novel series, follows the lives of three strong women in pre-Tudor England: Anne Neville, Elizabeth Woodville, and Margaret Beaufort. The War of the Roses, a series of English civil conflicts between the Lancaster and York houses, is when the three fight their way to the crown.

5. Victoria

This historical drama delves deeply into the lives of a young, unprepared Princess Victoria (Jenna Coleman), who succeeds to the throne in the face of considerable suspicion. The three-season show follows her journey as she struggles through the trials of royal life and grows into a strong monarch. Prince Albert, an outsider who struggles to fit in with the royal family, soon marries her.

6. Tudors

The Tudors, a Michael Hirst production, follows the life of King Henry VIII of the Tudor dynasty, who ruled England from 1509 to 1547. His six controversial marriages are covered in the series.

7. Reign

Reign, a romantic historical drama written and directed by Laurie McCarthy and Stephanie SenGupta, is based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, who achieved fame in France during the 16th century and is portrayed by Adelaide Kane. The storyline of the show centres on her attempts to combine the needs of the state and her heart while overcoming both romantic and political challenges.

8. Becoming Elizabeth

The historical play by Anya Reiss takes place following Henry VIII’s demise. It focuses on the early years of his daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, an orphaned teenager who becomes involved in the court’s diplomatic and sexual politics while competing for the throne. The eight-episode series, which features a fantastic ensemble, captivates you with its compelling plot and first-rate acting.

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