The 15th century!
The series focuses on members of the House of Borgia, a noble family prominent during the Italian Renaissance.
Mary, Queen of Scots!
Reign is a historical fiction drama that follows the young life of Mary, Queen of Scots who ruled from 1542-1567.
King Henry VIII!
The show follows second Tudor monarch, King VIII of England who reigned from 1509-1547.
The novel War and Peace was first published in 1869.
Smith plays Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.
World War II!
Claire Randall served as a WWII nurse in the 1940s before she travelled back in time to 1743.
The assassination of Gandhi.
Downton Abbey takes place from 1912-1925; Mahatma Gandhi was killed in 1948.
The seven seasons of Mad Men took place during one decade, from 1960-1970.
The series begins shortly after WWI in 1919, and continues over the course of the next several years; the most recent season took place during 1924.
Steve Buscemi plays Nucky Thompson who is a fictionalized version of Enoch Lewis "Nucky" Johnson, a racketeer and bootlegger prominent in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era.
If You Can Get 7/10 On This TV Quiz, You Must Be A History Major
When it comes to these period dramas, you're all about the entertainment. To hell with blaring historical inaccuracies, you came to have a good time, damnit! At least now you know a few fun facts about some of your favorite shows.
You must be a professional TV binger because you notice all the little details! It's clear that history's your jam, and you know this stuff so well that you could teach on the subject.