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Finished Queen Charlotte? Here Are 7 Other Shows To Fill The ‘Bridgerton’-Sized Hole In Your Life

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It’s impossible not to get swept up into the beauty and romance of Bridgerton’s version of the Regency era. From the gowns and balls to the charming courting rituals, it’s romanticised history at it’s finest. 

But Bridgerton isn’t the only period drama that we’ve been bingeing.  

Below, seven more period drama TV shows you need to watch to fill the Bridgerton sized gap in your life. 

Downton Abbey 

Downton Abbey takes place a century after Bridgerton but it’s just as witty, romantic and scandalous. Following the upper class Crawley family in the last years of the British aristocracy, the show focuses on the lives of the Crawleys and their servants. The show was so successful that it lead to two Downton Abbey sequel films

Watch: Prime Video

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Downton Abbey. (Credit: Carnival Productions)

The Pursuit Of Love 

This BBC mini series is based on Nancy Mitford’s utterly delightful novel of the same name. The story follows the sensible Fanny (Emily Beecham) and her passionate cousin Linda Radlett (Lily James) as they navigate love, friendship and sex in the 1940s. With Andrew Scott as the eccentric Lord Merlin and Dominic West as the formidable Uncle Matthew, the entire series is pure fun. 

Watch: Amazon Prime

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The Pursuit of Love. (Credit: BBC One)


Just like Bridgerton,Outlander is based on a series of romance novels. The story follows Claire, who mysteriously travels back in time to mid-18th century Scotland. The show’s six seasons are packed full of romance, adventure and some seriously steamy sex scenes.

Watch: Netflix

Outlander (Credit: Starz)


Poldark follows Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), who returns home to Cornwall to rebuild his life after the American Revolutionary War. With the romantic Cornwall coast as a backdrop to Aidan’s love affair with the captivating Demelza Poldark (Eleanor Tomlinson), it’s hard not to fall in love with the series. 

Poldark (Credit: Mammoth Screen)

The Great 

The Great takes us across the continent to rural Russia, where Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) is forced to choose between her own happiness and her country when she marries an emperor (Nicholas Hoult). With plenty of humour, chemistry and a dose of Russian history, The Great is definitely worth a watch. 

Watch: Stan

The Great
The Great (Credit: Thruline Entertainment)


Based on the unfinished Jane Austen novel of the same name, Sanditon follows Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams), who moves to a fishing village trying to reinvent itself as a resort town. Like Bridgerton, the series is set in Regency era England, so you can expect some of the same etiquette rules, society scandals and courting rituals. 

Watch: Binge

Sanditon (Credit: BBC)

Anne With An E 

Anne With An E is a reimagining of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 classic Anne of Green Gables. The series is a little darker than the original text (and 1985 miniseries) but retains the soul of those much beloved characters. With the gorgeous backdrop of Prince Edward Island and the captivating Amybeth McNulty in the starring role, you won’t be disappointed. 

Watch: Netflix 

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