Like historical fiction in the literary world, TV shows transform us to times long gone and give us a glimpse at people both real and imagined. Take our quiz to see how much you know of some of the best historical TV shows, both past and present.
What is the name of the family that stars in "Downton Abbey?'
When does the first episode of "Downton Abbey" take place?
Why does Cora miscarry in Season 1 of "Downton Abbey?"
she slips on soap
she's in a car crash
What state is Deadwood located in?
Who plays the role of Sheriff Seth Bullock in "Deadwood?"
Billy Bob Thornton
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Who was killed during a poker game the day after the real Sheriff Seth Bullock came to Deadwood?
Wild Bill Hickok
When is the show "Manhattan" set?
What king is featured on "The Tudors?"
What was King Henry VIII best known for, other than the whole royalty thing?
his artistic skill
his many marriages
Where is "Boardwalk Empire" set?
What gangster does Stephen Graham play on "Boardwalk Empire?"
Machine Gun Kelly
In what century does "The Three Musketeers" take place?
Who is not one of the musketeers on the show?
When is "The Borgias" set?
Where did the Salem Witch Trials take place?
When did "The Untouchables" premiere?
Which king built Versailles?
When is "Versailles" set?
In what town did "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" help to heal the sick?
When is "Mad Men" set?
What is Don Draper's favorite brand of smokes?
What war does "Turn: Washington's Spies" focus on?
World War I
Which royal is the focus of "Reign" on The CW?
Mary, Queen of Scots
When is "Reign" set?
What war takes place on "MASH?"
World War II
When is the series "Ripper Street" set?
Who plays Detective Inspector Edmund Reid on "Ripper Street?"
What is a penny dreadful?
a dead person
In what state was the "Little House on the Prairie" series set?
What was the last name of the family featured on "Little House on the Prairie?"