The third and final first-round group in the Scottish Play-Offs sees the first monarch, Kenneth MacAlpin, pitted against the very last, James VI. James faces the daunting prospect of competing against his own mother, Mary Queen of Scots, while amidst all these famous names the top seed is actually Alexander II. Click here to listen to the podcast episode for Group C, 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:
Our third play-off group is now live, meaning that you have a chance to vote! Click here to listen to the podcast episode for Group B where we compare Kenneth MacAlpin, Alexander II, Mary Queen of Scots and James VI. If you already know who you want to vote for, the link to the survey is just below:
We now HAVE reviewed all the kings and queens of Scots from Kenneth MacAlpin to James VI and it is time to find out which one of them will be crowned the Scottish Rex Factor champion. As with our first series, we are playing all the Rex Factor winners off against each other in a public vote to pick the overall winner. Read on to find out who is in contention, how the play-offs will work and for the play-off draw. Or, listen to the play-off draw podcast episode here where we explain everything and make the play-off draw live (at the time).
Alexander III was only a child when he became king but his reign would come to be seen as a golden age in Scottish history. Alexander needed to restore unity following the divisions of his minority, re-establish Scottish independence from the encroaching ambitions of England and finished his father’s work in recovering the Western Isles from Norway – a pretty big to-do list, but would Alexander III be up to the task? To find out, listen to his episode here or read on to find out more.
Alexander II was something of a man on a mission to remove all the grey areas from medieval Scotland. Determined to assert Scottish independence from England, while at the time subduing the parts of Scotland which still clung to the memories of their own independence, he was a ruthless and highly efficient monarch. But by taking on so many old rivals and enemies, was Alexander II doomed to fail? Listen to his podcast episode here or read on to find out more.