Medieval TV

Our Medieval TV section – television shows about the Middle Ages, both fictional and historical

Game of Thrones

The novels of George R.R. Martin come to life in this series, now airing on HBO. Based on the fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, this series takes place on the fictional continent Westeros and chronicles the violent power struggles between noble families for control of the Iron Throne of Westeros.

Medievalists.net has a special section on the Game of Thrones, with episode reviews, videos and articles about the show.

The Borgias

The Borgias – The Original Crime Family – is a nine-part television series airing on Showtime in the US, and Bravo in Canada. Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (played by Jeremy Irons) to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family. Click here to see more about this show

Museum Secrets

Airing now in Canada, and soon internationally, this series takes viewers into museums around the world, including the Vatican, Louvre and Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. Ancient and medieval history get excellent coverage in this series. Click here to see more about this show, including our video interview with its series producer.

Time Team

For over fifteen years this TV show has been giving viewers a first hand look at Britain’s archaeology, and has made important discoveries related to the medieval history. Click here to see our special section on the show, including links to Time Team episodes.

The Pillars of the Earth Mini-Series

An eight-hour mini-series based on the novel of the same name by Ken Follett, it is set in England during the 12th century. Starring Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and Donald Sutherland, the story revolves around the building of a cathedral in the fictional market town of Kingsbridge.

Medieval England to be featured in two BBC shows - Television viewers in the United Kingdom will have the chance to watch two new history programmes that feature medieval England.

BBC to explore the legacy of the Normans – The BBC is to provide viewers with a definitive look at a seminal period of history, the resonances of which can still be felt today, in a season focusing on the Normans across BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC Learning.

New “Camelot” TV series to be made – Television viewers who can’t miss the latest episde of The Tudors or other historically-based fair will soon have a new program to watch – Camelot, which will be based on Thomas Malory’s 15th century book, Le Morte d’Arthur.

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