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Rex Factor is a fun podcast reviewing all the kings & queens of England & Scotland.
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Rex Factor is a fun podcast reviewing all the kings & queens of England & Scotland.
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    S3.46 Jane Seymour

    S3.46 Jane Seymour

    We move on to the third of Henry VIII's six wives - one of the least famous and yet Henry's favourite, so where does Jane really deserve to rank in the annals of history? She experience life under Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, whom she ultimately supplanted as queen, and depending on how you view her either brought some much-needed stability or was just a bit dull! So, an overlooked classic or deservedly in the shadow of her more celebrated predecessors?
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    S3.45 The Fall of Anne Boleyn

    S3.45 The Fall of Anne Boleyn

    Although we've reviewed Anne Boleyn, we felt that we needed one final episode to look in more detail about the fall of Anne Boleyn, and to answer the question of why it happens (and why she dies). Was she actually guilty of the crimes she was accused of? Was she brought down by Cromwell? Did Henry tire of her? Was it all just a big misunderstanding?
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    S3.44 Anne Boleyn: Review

    S3.44 Anne Boleyn: Review

    After an in-depth biography episode last time, this week we review Anne Boleyn. There's a lot to discuss: her impressive rise to power and the personal battles she had to fight to get there; the wealth of scandal laid at her door (some deserved, some not) and a major role in English history with the Reformation. And will one of Englands most famous and notorious queens be worthy of her prominent place in history and deserving of Rex Factor?
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3.43 Anne Boleyn: Biography

    S3.43 Anne Boleyn: Biography

    Our Odyssey through the Six Wives of Henry VIII now turns to Anne Boleyn, the most controversial of Henry's consorts. Anne has been cast as the definitive 'other woman', turning Henry's head away from Katherine of Aragon and helping to bring about the Reformation, in which Henry broke a near millennia association with Rome to declare himself Supreme Governor of the Church of England. In the first of three episodes, today we cover Anne's biography, seeing how her international schooling made her stand out at Henry's court. How does Anne capture Henry's heart? How does she secure her place as England's queen? And why does it all go so terribly wrong? Tune in to find out!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3.42 Katherine of Aragon: Review

    S3.42 Katherine of Aragon: Review

    After a separate biography episode, this time we review Katherine of Aragon by the factors: a regency defeating the Scots; resisting Henry in the divorce; was she being truthful about her first marriage? Lots to talk about, but the key question, as always, is will she get the Rex Factor?
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    • 59 min
    S3.41: Katherine of Aragon: Biography

    S3.41: Katherine of Aragon: Biography

    We kick-off the Six Wives of Henry VIII with Katherine of Aragon, whose story is so dramatic that we had to split it into two. In this episode, we look at her biography, charting her life from her upbringing in Spain, to her time in England, with years of uncertainty, a near-golden age with Henry VIII before the lack of a male heir saw Katherine resisting Henry's attempts to annul their marriage, resulting in increasingly extreme behaviour from Henry but continued courage from Katherine. Next time, we'll review her and decide whether she has the Rex Factor.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

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So much fun!

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Entertaining and Educational!

I have fun listening while also learning about historical figures! A unique combination in the world of podcasts.

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