Shakespeare’s history plays are for many people the defining versions of England’s medieval monarchs, but can Shakespeare really be trusted? Is Richard III the greatest villain in history or Henry V the embodiment of the perfect, virtuous king? To find out, we are taking a closer look at Shakespeare’s sources, why he was writing history plays in the first place and check three of his most famous plays to see if they are more historical fact or historical fiction.
Useful explainer from Podbean about how to access any special episodes you may have bought from Rex Factor (or other podcasts on Podbean, but we’re the example page they use!)
To make it easy to find premium podcast episodes you’ve purchased, we’ve added a “Premium Episodes” section to your Podbean account.
Simply login to your Podbean account and you’ll see a “Premium Episodes” tab in your left sidebar (if you’ve paid for any episodes). Click there and you will see a page where you can view and play all your premium episodes.
*You can also play premium episodes in the Podbean app if you are logged in using the account you used to pay for the content.
**For patron-only content, please visit the patron page of the podcast. Click on “Episodes” for your patrons-only content (which can also be accessed in the Podbean app).
The long wait is over – finally there is Rex Factor merchandise!
We’re really pleased with our new branding and designs and it’s definitely the kind of thing the more discerning podcast listener needs to have by their side! We’ll be doing some more designs/products next year but there’s already plenty to choose from with our new logo, four of the monarchs, the factors and some of our favourite catchphrases and characters from the first two series of the show.
See if there’s anything you like at our store by following the link below:
Or for the US:
In our most recent podcast reviewing John Balliol, we let you know about an offer for Rex Factor listeners available with Audible (the leading provider of audiobooks). By following the link below, you can enjoy a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook from their huge range of titles:
By signing up using this link, we get a little bonus from Audible, so this is a free way for you to support the podcast and you get an audiobook of your choice completely free!
Ali is a keen audiobook user and is going to be reviewing his latest listens in the podcast and his first audiobook was “Three Sisters, Three Queens” by Philippa Gregory, focusing on the two sisters of Henry VIII and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon. If you’ve got any audiobook suggestions for Ali then let us know!
It’s change afoot at Rex Factor as, after many years, we have decided to change the way that we score on monarchs in the Longevity category (i.e. for how long they ruled). To find out more about our new scoring system and what impact this has had on past scores, read on.
The 19th of May is a very special day for all fans of Rex Factor, for it is the feast day of the great man himself, Saint Dunstan!
If you’ve listened to our latest podcast on Alexander I of Scotland (if you haven’t then you can do so here), you’ll know that one of our listeners, Hannah Averill, is doing a three week trek to the base camp of Mount Everest in order to raise money for the charity Aids Orphan. She’s going to be listening to Rex Factor on her journey, which we reckon will be the highest altitude on earth that anyone’s listened to the podcast!
Hannah’s hoping to raise about £3,000 by mid-July and would really appreciate any support that anyone could offer. So, if you’d like to donate to this very worthy cause and help Hannah and Rex Factor get to Everest Base Camp, then please click the link below to visit Hannah’s fundraising page:
We have recently released our first ever special episode, looking at the Battle of Waterloo – special both because it’s a bumper two hour podcast and also because it’s a paid episode (a bargain at just $1!)
Some users have had difficulties in accessing the episode after purchasing it, so we thought it would be helpful to explain how it’s meant to work: