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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.

    Prince Albrt: Biography

    Prince Albrt: Biography

    In the first of two episodes, we do a full episode just looking at the life and consortship of Prince Albert, husband to Queen Victoria, with a full review episode to come next time. One of the most famous names in British royal history, Albert has perhaps been overshadowed by the extensive memorialisation undertaken by Victoria after his death, so we put the realm man centre stage: how did he come to marry Victoria, what was his role as consort and was it really such a great romance?
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Feed Swap: History Daily

    Feed Swap: History Daily

    We are off for Easter for a couple of weeks before getting back to Prince Albert, so this week we're doing a feed swap with the History Daily Podcast, which releases c. 15 minute episodes every weekday covering an event in history. We are showcasing two of their episodes which should hopefully be of interest to Rex Factor Listeners: the jousting injury that changed the course of Henry VIII's life and reign, and the death of Elizabeth I and the end of the Tudor dynasty.
    (Apologies, this episode should have come out on the 5th of April but some reason got stuck in drafts and didn't release!)
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    • 41 min
    Linda Porter: Mistresses of Charles II

    Linda Porter: Mistresses of Charles II

    We speak to the historian Dr Linda Porter about some of the most notable mistresses of Charles II (Lucy Walter, Barbara Villiers, Frances Stuart, Nell Gwynn, Hortense Mancini), discussing why we know so much about them, what they tell us about Charles and how this affected his wife and queen, Catherine of Braganza.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

    Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

    Adelaide is probably one of the least famous of Britain's consorts, wife of William IV. A very different character to her predecessor, Queen Caroline, Adelaide was quiet and kind but faced the challenge of an eccentric and uncouth husband in William and a febrile political atmosphere with agitation for reform. Will slow and steady win the race?
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Caroline of Brunswick

    Caroline of Brunswick

    If Ali still had his scandal bell, this episode might break it! It's Caroline of Brunswick this week, consort to George IV despite his spending their entire marriage trying to prevent that eventuality. A poorly matched couple, Caroline lived life according to her own rules, creating scandal in England and then in European exile before returning for a grand battle as George tried to deny her her position as Queen. It certainly made an impression, but will it deserve the Rex Factor?
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

    Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

    This week we review Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife and consort of King George III. We look at how she came to be queen at all, what was her role as consort and how her life was turned up side down by the Regency Crisis of 1788-89 when George III suffered a total collapse in his mental health. We will see whether her reaction to this, alongside her output as consort over a significant period of time, will be enough for the coveted Rex Factor.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
581 Ratings

581 Ratings

Arsenal4eva1958 ,

Fantastic

I only found this Podcast nearly a week ago & I’m just about to start the Scottish royals. To say I’ve binge listened this is an understatement. Great fun but I’ve also learned loads. Harold Bluetooth & this Podcast are things I’m now telling everyone about. I’m in the Lion in Winter age group.

BetNMonti ,

Great listen

The Rex Factor is a great listen. Gentle, without being patronising, easy to listen too, cover every leader in UK history. I am hoping they are going to do Prime Minister’s next.

Funkyboots18 ,

History is fun!

I’ve not long discovered Rex Factor, but have binged series one and am halfway through series two. Graham and Ali are brilliant hosts, informing and entertaining too. Crumbs!

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