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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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    S3.42 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
    Intelligent Speech Conference 2022: Rexy Panel

    Intelligent Speech Conference 2022: Rexy Panel

    In June 2022, we were a keynote speaker at the online Intelligent Speech Conference, and also took part in a Rexy Panel, discussing podcasting with the Rex Factor format alongside Rob and Jamie from Totalus Rankium and Bry from Pontifacts. For today's episode, we're bringing you the Rexy Panel discussion, where the three podcasts have an informal chat about podcasting.
    You can find out more about the Intelligent Speech conference at their website (https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com) and if you'd be interested in attending next year and want to help make that possible, the Intelligent Speech Conference team are running a Kickstarter until 27 November 2022 in order to fund their work to make it the best possible user-experience:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/intelligentspeech/intelligent-speech-endowment
    We'll be back from a research break next week to start our review of the Six Wives of Henry VIII, beginning with a biography episode for Katherine of Aragon.

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    • 51 min
    Messages and Previews - September 2022

    Messages and Previews - September 2022

    As Graham gets started on the research for the Six Wives of Henry VIII, we have a one-off episode going through lots of listener correspondence and sharing some previews of our bonus content.
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    • 50 min
    Nicola Tallis (Margaret Beaufort)

    Nicola Tallis (Margaret Beaufort)

    We speak to the historian Dr Nicola Tallis about Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII who lived a dramatic life, enduring the trials and tribulations of the Wars of the Roses to ultimately see her son, against all odds, become king, founding the Tudor dynasty.
    You can follow Nicola on Twitter where she is @NicolaTallis or find out more information about her on her website https://nicolatallis.com/

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Remembering Elizabeth II

    Remembering Elizabeth II

    Following the sad death of Queen Elizabeth II, we wanted to record our thoughts on her life and reign and some of the feelings that her death has evoked. We do a recap of her life and reign as originally covered in our 2013 episodes, plus an update for the near-decade of her reign since then, as well as some impressive statistics and looking ahead to the week leading up to the Queen's funeral.
    This episode was recorded on Monday 12 September.

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
510 Ratings

510 Ratings

TM 56 ,

Superb

Enjoyable fun, but always informative. Halfway through second series and looking forward to see what keep’s coming.

Storming Water ,

Please can we have more of the original content

I used to love this podcast, so so much. And I still do love the original style content but since the move to Patreon there seems to be too much focus on everything but the original format. I cancelled my subscription because even though I was more than happy to pay for the kings, queens and consort podcasts, there’s far too much time between episodes and lots of other stuff is being churned out. Wish they would go back to what they do best — I’d be happy to subscribe again. Where this was my favourite all time podcast, I have had to hunt down others to listen to.

Oberlin14 ,

What has happened to this show lately?

Since the move to Patreon, and possibly before that, the show seems to have changed. It’s now been three and a half years since the consort series started, and a rough estimate seems to suggest we’re roughly half way through. Seven years for one series is far too long. The first series on English/British monarchs by comparison took under four years. Can we please get back on track and have fortnightly consort episodes please? It’s been three months since the last and it’s already taken too long to get through the consorts.

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