Viasat History inspires viewers with content that takes a modern look at history: well-researched programmes that challenge minds with intelligent, perceptive takes on the past, recounted by the most charismatic of historians.
Gripping true stories, captivating narratives... from the pampered lives of kings to the struggles of slaves and the great military campaigns of world history.
Our main focus is European history but we also venture to other parts of the world and to ancient times, revealing the secrets of the past and reinterpreting it in the light of contemporary events.
This year we're leading with one of Europe's most expensive and lavish factual production, our latest exclusive The Story Of Europe, presented by Sir Christopher Clark. We explore various genres including Ancient History with Thirty Year's War: The Age Of Iron, Italy's Invisible Cities and Bettany Hughes' Pompeii: Countdown To Disaster; Military in WWI In Numbers and History Of Weapons and Mysteries and Conspiracies with Nazi Murder Mysteries, Forbidden History and Murder Maps. Royal stories are uncovered in series such as Queen Victoria's Children and Suzanne Lipscomb's Nicholas & Alexandra: Russia's Last Royals.
We also feature top quality period drama, setting fictional content in a factual, historical context. Scripted dramas such as The Village, Harlots and X Company present a fresh look at history, revealing the secrets of the past and how it defines us today.