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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.

    Messages and Previews - December 2021: Part 1

    Messages and Previews - December 2021: Part 1

    As we prepare for the next round of Consort episodes, we spend some time going through listener messages as well as sharing various clips from our bonus content.
     
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    • 47 min
    The White Ship (Charles Spencer)

    The White Ship (Charles Spencer)

    We were delighted to be joined by the historian Charles Spencer for this interview podcast to talk about his book, The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream. Charles talked to us about why Henry I was such an impressive king, what happened in the White Ship disaster (which claimed the life of his son and heir), and why this was such an important moment in English history.


    For more information on Charles and his books, check out his website https://charles-spencer.com


    You can follow Charles on Twitter @cspencer1508 and on Instagram @charles.earl.spencer and get news on his books via @cspencerbooks_ (Twitter) and @charlesspencerbooks (Instagram)
     
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    S3.33 Isabella of Valois

    S3.33 Isabella of Valois

    Isabella of Valois was a French princess, but only a young girl when she married Richard II, a marriage designed to bring about peace between England and France. More helpful would have been peace between Richard and his nobles, and Isabella's life would be constantly spent in the midst of crises and internal divisions, both in England and in France. Dramatic times, but could Isabella play a big enough role to get the Rex Factor?
     
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    • 59 min
    S3.32 Anne of Bohemia

    S3.32 Anne of Bohemia

    Anne of Bohemia is not one of the more famous queens in English history but she was the daughter of a powerful Holy Roman Emperor, was an inspiration to Chaucer and had a very close relationship with her husband, Richard II. With a reputation for kindliness, can Anne of Bohemia emerge from the shadows of history to claim the Rex Factor?
     
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    • 59 min
    S3.31 Philippa of Hainault

    S3.31 Philippa of Hainault

    Philippa of Hainault was the consort of Edward III during something of a golden age for England with incredible military victories against Scotland and France. Philippa was a key part of Edward's project to restore loyalty to the crown and a very popular queen renowned for her merciful intercessions, but did she have that certain something to get the Rex Factor?
     
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    • 59 min
    S3.30 Isabella of France (Review)

    S3.30 Isabella of France (Review)

    Having covered her Biography episode separately, we now review Isabella of France, queen consort of Edward II. There was plenty of juicy stuff, but just how highly will she score and will she get the Rex Factor?
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
458 Ratings

458 Ratings

Michael McComb ,

Good stuff

Enjoyed these podcasts so far. Really like the format, where Graham is sort of teaching the subject to Ali, it’s as if Ali is a representation of the audience who doesn’t know much about English history, other than Henry’s wifes, Braveheart and Alfred burning the cakes. Good humour too, and an exciting way to rank British Monarchs.

anniel54 ,

Excellent

Love the presenters style informative and sociable without too much waffle highly recommended

rob722605 ,

Love this show

Thanks!

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