Historical is a genre that features a story set in a past time and place. Sometimes historical dramas are based on real life, as a way of exploring what happened and why, but sometimes they are completely fictitious, an imagining of what could have taken place in that certain time and place. Historical drama allows us to explore the lives of people we don’t know anything about or of re-represent people's stories. It can give us a greater insight to what came before us, and why we are the way we are. We like to watch historical fiction so we can see the houses people used to live in, and the clothes they used to wear.

Why do we study history?

We study history because it allows us to learn about the past, understand the present, and predict the future. We study history to learn why the world is the way it is today. People tend to say that ‘history repeats itself’, but by studying history and seeing how it affected society we can learn from the failures to avoid repeating them in the future.

What is a period drama?

A period drama also known as a period film, costume drama, or heritage film is a production set in an earlier time period. Historical period dramas may include other genres like historical fiction, romances, and adventure. The time in which a period drama is set in can be as general as the 18th century, Middle Ages, or Roaring Twenties. A period drama can include references to specific events, but is generally focused on fictitious story.

What is historical fiction?

A historical fiction is a genre in which the plot takes place in the past. Historical fictions are also referred to as historical novels. The main elements of historical fictions are that they are set in the past and pay attention to the social manners, social conditions, and other details of the period it is set in. Historical fiction is often criticized for lack of authenticity because of the expectation for accurate period details.

Historical Guides
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6’4” | 1.93 m
February 12, 1809
Abraham Lincoln
193.000
1809.00
459000
3D
Abraham Lincoln
Al Capone
179000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Al Capone
178.000
179000
3D
Al Capone
5’8” | 1.73 m
March 14, 1879
Albert Einstein
173.000
1879.00
281000
3D
Albert Einstein
5’8” | 1.73 m
March 3, 1847
Alexander Graham Bell
173.000
1847.00
67000
3D
Alexander Graham Bell
5’8” | 1.73 m
Amelia Earhart
173.000
188000
3D
Amelia Earhart
5′6″ | 1.68 m
August 24, 1972
Ava DuVernay
168.000
1972.00
99000
3D
Ava DuVernay
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 17, 1706
Benjamin Franklin
175.000
1706.00
171000
3D
Benjamin Franklin
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 12, 1895
Buckminster Fuller
165.000
1895.00
35000
3D
Buckminster Fuller
6’0” | 1.83 m (Estimated)
February 12, 1809
Charles Darwin
183.000
1809.00
104000
3D
Charles Darwin
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 7, 1812
Charles Dickens
173.000
1812.00
65000
3D
Charles Dickens
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 1, 1901
Clark Gable
185.000
1901.00
117000
3D
Clark Gable
5’5” | 1.65 m
August 19, 1883
Coco Chanel
165.000
1883.00
79000
3D
Coco Chanel
6′0″ | 1.83 m
August 28, 1962
David Fincher
183.000
1962.00
85000
3D
David Fincher
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 19, 1809
Edgar Allan Poe
173.000
1809.00
134000
3D
Edgar Allan Poe
5’7" | 1.70 m (Portrayed)
August 9, 1878
Eileen Gray
170.000
1878.00
25000
3D
Eileen Gray
5’2” | 1.57 m
February 27, 1932
Elizabeth Taylor
157.000
1932.00
210000
3D
Elizabeth Taylor
6′0″ | 1.83 m
April 7, 1939
Francis Ford Coppola
183.000
1939.00
72000
3D
Francis Ford Coppola
5’7” | 1.70 m
June 8, 1867
Frank Lloyd Wright
170.000
1867.00
224000
3D
Frank Lloyd Wright
6’2” | 1.88 m
February 22, 1732
George Washington
188.000
1732.00
434000
3D
George Washington
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 30, 1863
Henry Ford
178.000
1863.00
119000
3D
Henry Ford
5’6” | 1.68 m
January 4, 1643
Isaac Newton
168.000
1643.00
129000
3D
Isaac Newton
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 8, 1931
James Dean
173.000
1931.00
215000
3D
James Dean
5’2" | 1.57 m
December 16, 1775
Jane Austen
157.000
1775.00
118000
3D
Jane Austen
5’9” | 1.75 m
May 4, 1916
Jane Jacobs
175.000
1916.00
18000
3D
Jane Jacobs
6’0” | 1.83 m
May 29, 1917
John F. Kennedy
183.000
1917.00
436000
3D
John F. Kennedy
6’2” | 1.88 m
300 (2007)
King Leonidas
188.000
2007.00
13000
3D
King Leonidas
5’8” | 1.73 m
October 6, 1887
Le Corbusier
173.000
1887.00
200000
3D
Le Corbusier
5’8” | 1.73 m (Estimated)
April 15, 1452
Leonardo da Vinci
173.000
1452.00
232000
3D
Leonardo da Vinci
5’4” | 1.63 m (Estimated)
December 5, 1914
Lina Bo Bardi
163.000
1914.00
31000
3D
Lina Bo Bardi
6’4” | 1.93 m
May 19, 1925
Malcolm X
193.000
1925.00
52000
3D
Malcolm X
5’9” | 1.75 m
November 30, 1835
Mark Twain
175.000
1835.00
129000
3D
Mark Twain
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 15, 1929
Martin Luther King Jr.
170.000
1929.00
96000
3D
Martin Luther King Jr.
5′4″ | 1.63 m
November 17, 1942
Martin Scorsese
163.000
1942.00
218000
3D
Martin Scorsese
6’0” | 1.83 m
Gladiator (2000)
Maximus Decimus Meridius
183.000
2000.00
8900
3D
Maximus Decimus Meridius
5’8” | 1.73 m (Estimated)
March 27, 1886
Mies van der Rohe
173.000
1886.00
85000
3D
Mies van der Rohe
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 10, 1856
Nikola Tesla
188.000
1856.00
219000
3D
Nikola Tesla
5'7" | 1.70 m
Tales of Suspense #75 (March 1966)
Peggy Carter
170.000
1966.00
49000
3D
Peggy Carter
5’10” | 1.78 m (Estimated)
July 8, 1906
Philip Johnson
178.000
1906.00
24000
3D
Philip Johnson
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 1, 1961
Princess Diana
178.000
1961.00
458000
3D
Princess Diana
5′9″ | 1.75 m
March 1, 1954
Ron Howard
175.000
1954.00
210000
3D
Ron Howard
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 6, 1911
Ronald Reagan
185.000
1911.00
351000
3D
Ronald Reagan
5’3” | 1.60 m
February 4, 1913
Rosa Parks
160.000
1913.00
184000
3D
Rosa Parks
Spike Lee
210000
5′6″ | 1.68 m
March 20, 1957
Spike Lee
168.000
1957.00
210000
3D
Spike Lee
5′7″ | 1.70 m
July 26, 1928
Stanley Kubrick
170.000
1928.00
144000
3D
Stanley Kubrick
5′8″ | 1.73 m
December 18, 1946
Steven Spielberg
173.000
1946.00
223000
3D
Steven Spielberg
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 11, 1847
Thomas Edison
178.000
1847.00
153000
3D
Thomas Edison
6’2” | 1.88 m
April 13, 1743
Thomas Jefferson
188.000
1743.00
305000
3D
Thomas Jefferson
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 5, 1901
Walt Disney
178.000
1901.00
189000
3D
Walt Disney
5’7” | 1.70 m (Estimated)
April 26, 1564
William Shakespeare
170.000
1564.00
705000
3D
William Shakespeare
5’10” | 1.78 m
Braveheart (1995)
William Wallace
178.000
1995.00
85000
3D
William Wallace
Amelia Earhart
Height comparison diagram of Amelia Earhart compared to other adventurers

Nicknamed “Lady Lindy,” Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer who is known for being the first female aviator to fly nonstop across the Atlantic as well as setting other records. She had achieved celebrity status before this when she was noted for being the first female passenger on a transatlantic flight joining Wilmer Stultz. She would become a best-selling author, writing about her flying experiences. She mysteriously disappeared on a flight over the central Pacific Ocean in 1937. Although officially declared dead later in 1939, investigations, conspiracies, and general public interest over her disappearance still continue on.

Amelia Earhart had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Amelia Earhart with overall height
Nicknamed “Lady Lindy,” Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer who is known for being the first female aviator to fly nonstop across the Atlantic as well as setting other records. She had achieved celebrity status when she was the 1st female passenger on a transatlantic flight.

Amelia Earhart had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Amelia Earhart with overall height
Amelia Earhart
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Given Name: Amelia Mary Earhart
Nationality: United States

Birthday: July 24, 1897

Disappeared: July 2, 1937 (39)

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Birthday

Drawings include:
Amelia Earhart elevations (assorted)

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Henry Ford
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Henry Ford in relation to other inventors

Henry Ford was an American industrialist, businessman, and the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford is credited with the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. He also created the first automobile that middle-class Americans could afford which revolutionized the automobile field. Henry Ford’s innovations converted the status of the automobile from being an expensive luxury item into an accessible item that transformed the impact of the car within the 20th century. Henry Ford is attributed with the concept of, “Fordism,” also known as the mass production of inexpensive goods. Henry Ford died on April 7, 1947 at the age of 83. 

Henry Ford had a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Henry Ford labeled with overall height
Henry Ford was an American industrialist, businessman, and the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford is credited with the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. He also created the first automobile that middle-class Americans could afford.

Henry Ford had a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Henry Ford labeled with overall height
Henry Ford
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Nationality: United States

Fields: Engineer, industrialist

Death: April 7, 1947 (83)

Given Name
Birthday
July 30, 1863

Drawings include:
Henry Ford elevations (assorted)

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Thomas Jefferson
Dimensioned drawings of Thomas Jefferson in a range of standing postures labeled with overall height

Thomas Jefferson was a Founding Father who served as the third President of the United States of America. He was born in Virginia in 1743 on his family’s plantation near present day Charlottesville. He was selected for Congress in 1775 and became the principle author of the Declaration of Independence. He then served as the first Secretary of State under President George Washington and was later elected as President, serving from 1801 to 1809.  He was considered a well-learned man. He kept diaries throughout his life, recording his thoughts and political ideas. He had a keen interest in architecture and gardening.

Thomas Jefferson had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Thomas Jefferson was a Founding Father who served as the third President of the United States of America. He was born in Virginia in 1743 and was selected for Congress in 1775 and became the principle author of the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Jefferson had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Thomas Jefferson
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Position: 3rd U.S. President
Term: 1801–1809
Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Death: July 4, 1826 (83)

Given Name
Birthday
April 13, 1743

Drawings include:
Thomas Jefferson standing front (formal), standing (side), standing front (casual)

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Buckminster Fuller
Height comparison diagram of Buckminster Fuller compared to other architects

Buckminster Fuller, Richard Buckminster Fuller, was an American architect, author, designer, and futurist known for developing various inventions and architectural designs like the geodesic dome. Buckminster Fuller published more than 30 books and popularized the terms, Spaceship Earth, Dymaxion, and Synergetics.

The work of Buckminster Fuller expanded across multiple fields apart from architecture such as Design, Geometry, Engineering, Science, Cartography, and Education. During his studies, he was expelled from Harvard University twice. Throughout his lifetime, Buckminster Fuller was awarded 28 United States patents and many honorary doctorates. He passed away in 1983 and his legacy continues to make an impact on scientists, architects, and designers.

Buckminster Fuller had a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Collection of drawings of Buckminster Fuller measured with overall height
Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, author, designer, and futurist known for developing various inventions and architectural designs like the geodesic dome. Buckminster Fuller published more than 30 books and popularized terms such as Spaceship Earth, Dymaxion, and Synergetics.

Buckminster Fuller had a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Collection of drawings of Buckminster Fuller measured with overall height
Buckminster Fuller
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5’5” | 1.65 m
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Death: July 1, 1983 (aged 87)

Given Name
Birthday
July 12, 1895

Drawings include:
Buckminster Fuller front, front (presenting), back, side (sitting)

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Peggy Carter
Collection of scaled height drawings of Peggy Carter and other MCU characters

Peggy Carter also known as Margaret Carter is a fictional British S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in Agent Carter and the extended Marvel franchise. One of the first female agents in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (which later became S.H.I.E.L.D.), Peggy is a force to be reckoned with. She has no superpowers, but is a talented spy, sharp as a whip, and skilled in both hand-to-hand combat and marksmanship. She falls in love with Steve Rogers, but they are separated when he is cryogenically frozen. Her grand-niece, Sharon Carter, follows in her footsteps as a S.H.I.E.L.D agent.

Peggy Carter is portrayed by Hayley Atwell in the MCU with a height of 5'7" (1.70 m). The comic book height of Peggy Carter is 5’5” (1.65 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Peggy Carter in various postures
Peggy Carter also known as Margaret Carter is a fictional British S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in Agent Carter and the extended Marvel franchise. One of the first female agents in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (which later became S.H.I.E.L.D.), Peggy is a force to be reckoned with even without superpowers.

Peggy Carter is portrayed by Hayley Atwell in the MCU with a height of 5'7" (1.70 m). The comic book height of Peggy Carter is 5’5” (1.65 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Peggy Carter in various postures
Peggy Carter
Height:
5'7" | 1.70 m
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5’5” | 1.65 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Hayley Atwell

Powers
Tactician; marksman
Real Name
First Appearance
Tales of Suspense #75 (March 1966)

Drawings include:
Peggy Carter front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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