If you love lush cos­tum­ing and Hay­ley Atwell:

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Starz new drama, based on the E.M. Forster novel, is a re­ward­ing watch with some of the best pe­riod cos­tumes on TV. The se­ries ex­am­ines how class and wealth changed at the turn of the cen­tury in Bri­tain, and fol­lows three fam­i­lies: the ide­al­is­tic and well-in­ten­tioned Sch­legels, the rich Wil­coxes and the work­ing-class Basts. Hay­ley Atwell is fab­u­lous, an­chor­ing the se­ries as Mar­garet Sch­legels.

Stream it on Starz. when you can have two? The PBS se­ries fol­lows the early reign of Queen Vic­to­ria, and stars Doc­tor Who alum Jenna Cole­man in the role, and it’s a beau­ti­ful (and some­times ugly) ride through Bri­tish his­tory, with pe­riod cos­tumes galore.

Stream it on PBS.org.

If you love ba­bies:

Bri­tain wasn’t al­ways lords, ladies, tea and crum­pets. Ama­zon’s Bri­tan­nia goes way back to 43 AD as the Ro­man Im­pe­rial Army moves to take over the Celtic area of Bri­tan­nia. The his­tor­i­cal ac­cu­racy ends there as the land is ruled by a war­rior woman and Druids who chan­nel the forces of the un­der­world.

Stream Sea­son 1 on Ama­zon.

If you love a good bat­tle se­quence:


Claire Foy as Queen El­iz­a­beth II and Matt Smith as Prince Philip in the Net­flix se­ries “The Crown.”

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