5 Shows Your Inner Historian Will Love

5 Shows Your Inner Historian Will Love

Kings, queens, and battles galore!

I LOVE history. It's something a lot of people don't know about me. I love to read about it, learn about it, and most of all, I love to watch it. Historical dramas are another world, they are a journey to the origins of our world and a look at the people who lead and shaped it. The scenery is stunning, the costumes are breathtaking, and the acting, superb. You can't help but get swept up in it. Plus, I always need something to watch when Game Of Thrones is off season. With historical dramas becoming all the rage right now, I thought this was the perfect time, not only to write about one of my passions, but to share my personal favorites.

1. THE BORGIAS (2011-2013)

In what is quite possibly my favorite historical drama, Rome is caught under the shadow of the notorious Borgia family - often called The Original Crime Family. Jeremy Irons starts Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia), with the aid of his children, Cesare, Lucrezia, and Juan, Rodrigo shamelessly exploits the church for his own gain. The gorgeous costumes and scenery, as well as flawless acting from the cast, help make The Borgias one of the most vivid and addictive historical dramas you'll find. ....now streaming on Netflix

2. THE TUDORS (2007-2010)

In this glamorous adaption of Henry VIII of England's court. John Rhys Meyers plays the formidable King, himself.The Tudor's four seasons depict Henry in his notorious six marriages, beginning his struggle to divorce with Catherine of Aragon for the mysterious Anne Boleyn (GOT's Natalie Dormer). The Tudors may have raised a few eyebrows for it's steamy scenes and historical accuracy but it's exciting to say the least! .... also streaming on Netflix

3. VIKINGS (2013-)

The History Channel's first (acclaimed) scripted drama Vikings, follows famed Viking explorer Ragnar Lodbrok and his rise from simple farmer, to Jarl, to King. Not only is this show incredibly accurate, but it's done in a way so that the writers don't need to make things up or take liberties. This is also the closest thing you're going to get to Game Of Thrones. Vikings also has SHEIDMAIDENS, which are essentially a badass gang of women warriors, who go out on raids with the men. Vikings is one of my all time favorite shows because it's such vividly brutal look at a part of history that hasn't really been explored on the screen.


The book-to-screen adaptation of Philippa Gregory's acclaimed novel The White Queen, takes place at a time in England's history known as The War of the Roses also called "The Cousin's War". Essentially two families were feuding for power, Controversy erupts across the country as York King Edward VI begins weds a Tudor ally Elizabeth Woodville. She becomes the next York Queen, thrusting her family from one side to another. Elizabeth must rally against turbulent times, as she an Edward could be thrown from power at any moment. The White Queen is an accurate, heart pounding look at the families who divided England and made for some of British history's best drama.


While this one has yet to be released, Starz' continuation of The White Queen is a highly anticipated look at the conclusion of The War of the Roses, as Elizabeth of York marries her distant cousin, rival, and new king, Henry VII of England.

The White Princess Premiers 4/6/17 on Starz.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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