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Old January 23rd, 2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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Suggest some good history based TV series
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 01:01 AM   #2

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 01:16 AM   #3

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Rome's already been suggested - but there's also:

I, Claudius
Spartacus (not to everyone's taste, but I love it!)
Deadwood
Sharpe
Hornblower
Band of Brothers
Pacific
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'Pillars of the Earth' and 'World Without End'. Based on the Ken Follett books, 'Pillars' is set in The Anarchy and 'World' is set during the reign of Edward III. Both books are set around building Kingsbridge Cathedral.

Two of the best books and mini-series I've ever read/watched!
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'Pillars of the Earth' and 'World Without End'. Based on the Ken Follett books, 'Pillars' is set in The Anarchy and 'World' is set during the reign of Edward III. Both books are set around building Kingsbridge Cathedral.

Two of the best books and mini-series I've ever read/watched!
Really,I have attempted to read a few Ken Follett novels and have thrown them away in disgust, and vowed never to sully myself with them again. Maybe I should try re-reading them. Having said that I also hated Bernard Cronwall books (Sharpe) but quite enjoyed the TV series.
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Really,I have attempted to read a few Ken Follett novels and have thrown them away in disgust, and vowed never to sully myself with them again. Maybe I should try re-reading them. Having said that I also hated Bernard Cronwall books (Sharpe) but quite enjoyed the TV series.
Haha-You seem to hate my two favourite authors!

I would definately encourage you to read, or re-read, some of Follett's and Cornwell's books.
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They really need to make a Flashman series - I thought those behind Sharpe were doing it, but that was a few years ago and have heard nothing else since...
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Brilliant series, well worth watching.
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