By Eliana Dockterman
January 23, 2017

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Your taste in princes tends toward …

You know what? Americans fought a revolution in order to not have to care. Just watch Atlanta

Diamonds or rhinestones?

the caustic sex appeal of Prince Harry

the duty-bound Prince William

Siblings should be more like …

Anna and Elsa

Cain and Abel

A sovereign is to be …

revered, as Thomas Hobbes suggested

feared, per Niccolò Machiavelli

The better Bond:

Sean Connery

Daniel Craig

Do you prefer …

the poetry of Lord Byron

or the poetry of Queen Beyoncé?

Breakfast:

Croissant

Scone

The more accurate portrayal of romantic love was …

the gore of Gone Girl

The Notebook’s happily ever after

THE TUDORS

A brooding King Henry VIII beds and beheads his many wives.

Showtime

GALAVANT

The plague is played for laughs in this courtly musical comedy.

ABC

THE WHITE PRINCESS

Women vie for power in the War of the Roses on the soap

Starz

VERSAILLES

King Louis XIV’s sexcapades were deemed too racy for American TV.

BBC Two

REIGN

Mary, Queen of Scots, a prince and his half brother make up a love triangle.

The CW

THE ROYALS

A queen tries to control her hedonistic twins.

E!

THE CROWN

An Elizabeth II series as grand as her corgis are small.

Netflix

WOLF HALL

The conniving Thomas Cromwell pulls Henry VIII’s strings.

BBC Two

VICTORIA

The petite teen queen faces down would-be assassins and suitors.

PBS

Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana.dockterman@time.com.

This appears in the January 30, 2017 issue of TIME.

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