About rexfactor

We're reviewing all the kings and queens of England and Scotland and deciding which ones of the star quality which we call the Rex Factor.

Choose the Monarch! Rex Factor the Animated Show V2!

It’s almost one year to the day since we released Rex Factor the Animated Show, a collaboration with Tinmouse Animation in which we made an animated version of Rex Factor reviewing King Richard III. Lots of people have been asking us if we’re making some more and we’re about to apply for funding to make a second edition! However, the big question is which monarch will we be doing next time? Well, the decision is all yours! We’ve made a shortlist of four queens for you to choose from. The deadline for voting is Friday 13 September 2019, so you’ve just got one week to decide! To vote, click the link below, or if you want to know more about the choices then click to read more.


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Dunstan’s Back Again!

Happy Saint Dunstan’s Day 2019! One of the joys of our new series on the English consorts is that by returning to the Saxons, Ali has once again been presented with the delights of Dunstan.

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Scoring the Consorts

Series 3 of Rex Factor is now underway, reviewing all the Queen and Prince Consorts of England from Ealhswith to Prince Philip. A lot of people have asked whether we would be changing the traditional factors by which we scored the monarchs in the first two series, so we’ve provided a summary of how we will be approaching the consorts in this series.

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Viral History Podcast Interview

We were lucky enough to be invited onto the Viral History Podcast where presenters Jo and Gemma talked to us about all things Rex Factor, including on how the podcast came out, the animated show and our forthcoming new series. We had a lot of fun doing it and it’s now available for you to hear on your podcast platform of choice or from a range of links below…

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Maori Visit to Queen Victoria (Special Episode)

In our latest special episode, we examine the visit of a group of prominent Maoris from New Zealand to England in 1863, culminating in a meeting with Queen Victoria herself. The special episode is available for purchase here or you can read on to find out more.

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Rex Factor: Live Tour – Last Chance for Tickets!

For the first time ever, Rex Factor is going on tour! We’re doing 6 dates across the UK in November 2018, each night doing a different show where we pit two monarchs against each other and the audience gets to pick the winner. After that, we will host a Q&A and then (if you want) you can come up after the show and say hello! The first three nights have sold out but tickets are still available for Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow, so book now for your chance to see Rex Factor recorded live! Click the link below to book tickets, or read on for more information about the what we’ve got in store (Warning – if you don’t want to know the results of the English/Scottish play-offs, don’t read on!)


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Rex Factor the Animated Show – Complete!

After three years hard work, Rex Factor the Animated Show is finally complete! We are thrilled with the final version – Tinmouse Animation have done a fantastic job bringing us and Richard III to life, and we are so grateful to all the wonderful people who helped make this possible by contributing to the Kickstarter campaign.

The episode is available to watch now on our YouTube Channel – please watch the show, click the thumbs up like button and then tell everyone you know to do the same!


Rex Factor Live Tour – November 2018

Hugely exciting news at Rex Factor HQ – we’re going on tour! We will be doing 6 UK dates in November 2018 where we bring our podcast format to the live arena. We’re really excited about this and hope that all our lovely listeners will come along and make this a real success. We’ll be doing a series of grudge matches between some of the all-time greats of Rex Factor and the audience gets to pick the winner each night & then ask us anything in a Q&A.

Tickets are available NOW from this address:


Scottish Play-Offs: Grand Final

It’s the Grand Final of Scottish Rex Factor! Time to decide who is Scotland’s greatest and Rexiest monarch – will it be Constantine II, Robert the Bruce, James IV or Mary Queen of Scots? Unlike the First Round of the play-offs, the Grand Final is 100% public vote, so make sure you have your say! Click here to listen to the podcast episode for the Grand Final, or read on for a quick summary on the four monarchs. If you know who you want to vote for then click the link to the survey below:



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Scottish Play-Offs: Grand Final Voting

The Grand Final of the Scottish Rex Factor Play-Offs is now open – and it’s entirely done to the public to pick the winner! Click here to listen to the podcast episode for the Grand Final where we compare Constantine II, Robert the Bruce, James IV and Mary Queen of Scots. If you already know who you want to vote for, the link to the survey is just below: