May 31, 2012 @ 8:57 pm
We were very excited to be named the Radio Times podcast of the week for their Jubilee Special edition - and in celebrating Elizabeth II's incredible 60 years on the throne it's a great chance to have a look back at the many monarchs who preceded her.
If you're new to Rex Factor, what we do is spend one episode looking at each monarch of England (and, from 1603, Britain), spending one half of the review going through the main events of their reign while in the second half we review them on a number of factors: how good they are in battle, notable scandal, how well they rule, how long they rule for and how many children they have. Finally, we consider whether they have that mark of greatness, the lasting legacy and star quality that we call "Rex Factor".
For our newest episode, George III, we found his life and reign so long and momentous that we've actually decided to split the biography and review into two episodes. A very interesting reign, but if you want to get a sense of a normal episode first, why not try his predecessor George II or the highly entertaining Charles II.
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