If you like the colonial era:
This eight-part mini-series is a bit of a cheat since it features British characters venturing to the new world, but it comes from the creators of Downton Abbey and is a lot of fun. The series focuses on a trio of women — Alice, Verity, and Jocelyn — who are among the first women to arrive at the colony in 1619, and are expected to marry the men who paid for their passage.
Stream it on the Masterpiece Channel on Amazon.
Set in East London in the 1950s, this weepy drama follows a rotating group of young midwives (which here refers to obstetric nurses rather than alternative practitioners) as they deliver babies, learn lessons and find love. The series alternates between happy and sad, sweetness and tragedy, but even in its darkest moments it manages to make you feel good.
Season 7 airs on PBS Sundays at 8 ET/PT (times may vary). Stream Seasons 1-6 on Netflix.
If you like crime in your British drama:
Like Britannia, this action drama goes pretty far back into British history to tell the story of the Anglo-Saxon wars in England in the ninth century. Based on the historical novel series The Saxon Stories, it’s a smartly executed adventure that stages great battles and palace intrigue.
Stream Seasons 1-2 on Netflix.
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