If You Loved Queen Charlotte, You’ll Adore These 10 Dark Royal Dramas

Did you love Queen Charlotte?

If you already watched the whole season and are looking for more shows to make you feel the same way, here are some other period dramas that are gorgeous and gritty, just like Queen Charlotte.

Sorrows and Prayers

Corey Mylchreest as Young King George in episode 104 of Queen Charlotte_ A Bridgerton Story
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We are filled with “Sorrows, sorrows, prayers” that we cannot watch Queen Charlotte for the first time again! If you haven’t already watched the beautiful and dark story about Queen Charlotte and King George’s love story, then you have a treat waiting for you! Grab your tissues and be warned that the story does not have the same light and airy feeling that the first two Bridgerton stories have.


The Empress

The Empress
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Also on Netflix, this show is based on the true story of Sisi as she falls in love with Franz, the Emporer of Austria. Their subsequent marriage has Sisi falling in love and struggling as she takes her place on the throne.



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Yet another political drama, this is the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, as she rises to power in the French court, which is full of intrigue and plots. Just like Queen Charlotte, Mary learns to take her place as the true royal she is while figuring out love and duty.


The Spanish Princess

The Spanish Princess
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Before there was Queen Katherine of Aragon, there was The Spanish Princess. Sent over from Spain to marry Prince Arthur, this is the story of Katherine before she married Henry and before she became England’s Queen.


The Serpent Queen

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Queen Catherine of the famous de Medici family is the focus of this new show, “The Serpent Queen.” This show does not claim to be historically accurate and bucks period drama tradition by having Catherine break the 4th wall regularly. This show is described as “funny and brutal.”



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Following the story of young Queen Victoria, this series has not received the popularity and acclaim it deserves. The three seasons follow Victoria as she ascends the throne, meets the love of her life Prince Albert and starts a young family, all while ruling her country as a very young woman.


Spoiler: Victoria is most probably the royal baby referenced at the end of Queen Charlotte.


The Great

The Great
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This hilariously funny and inappropriate show is very loosely based on the true story of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, as she rises to power. The actors in this show are excellent, and the story is hysterical. The show calls itself “genre-bending, anti-historical,” which sums up the relationship this show has to traditional period dramas.


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Nothing is more swoon-worthy than the decadent Palace of Versailles built by Louis XIV. This French show takes place during the construction of the Palace of Versailles. The costumes are stunning, the set decadent, and the intrigue fascinating.


Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons_Episode 106_You Are Not My Equal_Left to Right_ Alice Englert, (_Camille_), Michael McElhatton (_Jean de Merteuil_)
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In “Dangerous Liaisons,” Laclos’ timeless 18th-century novel is given a daring prelude that delves into the origin story of his iconic characters, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, who first met as passionate young lovers in Paris on the cusp of the revolution. This contemporary interpretation of a beloved tale leads viewers on a journey through the highs and lows of pre-revolutionary Paris, exploring themes of beauty and degradation, seduction and deception, and wonder and terror.


The White Princess

Suki Waterhouse (Cecily of York), Jodie Comer (Elizabeth of York), Michelle Fairley (Lady Margaret Beaufort)
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“The White Princess” tells the story of one of the most tumultuous times in British history, uniquely from the viewpoint of the women waging the battle for power during the War of Roses.


Becoming Elizabeth

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“Becoming Elizabeth” is the fascinating story of the early life of England’s most iconic Queen. Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court.



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Marco Polo
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Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. Sarma Melngailis in Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives.
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