Recommended Viewing

Elizabeth R (1971), BBC mini-series that follows the reign of Elizabeth with unique faithfulness. Sets and costumes are quite accurate, and much of the script is taken from original sources.

Elizabeth I (2005), HBO mini-series

Black-Adder II (1986), TV Series, Hilarious comedic take on a gentleman in Queen Elizabeth I’s court.

Shakespeare In Love (1998), movie, A fictional account of William Shakespeare and his muse that includes highly detailed background scenes of Southwark, and some behind the scenes looks at the ins and outs of Elizabethan theatre.

The Three Musketeers (1973), and The Four Musketeers: Milady’s Revenge (1974), movie, This rollicking pair of films recreates the civilisation of mid-17c France with a degree of authenticity unusual in a popular film.

Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006), movie

Luther (2003), movie

Lady Jane (1986), movie, A drama surrounding the events surrounding the ill-fated nine day reign of Lady Jane Grey. Impressive hunting party scene, and performance by Patrick Stewart.

The Return of Martin Guerre (Le retour de Martin Guerre) (1982), French film

Queen Margot (La reine Margot) (1994), French film

Tales from the Green Valley (2005) TV Series of re-enactors living and working a renovated Welsh Farm from the Tudor era, covering the four seasons. Full episodes are available on YouTube

Tudor Monastery Farm (2013) TV Series following other interesting farm series, historians return to the Tudor era for more farming. Full episodes are available on YouTube.

A Tudor Feast at Christmas (2006) TV Documentary, available on YouTube.

Colonial House (2004) PBS series placing everyday people in a 17th Century American Colonial village.