Georgiana Cavendish was the most fashionable woman in late eighteenth century England and one of the most fascinating characters of the age. She became one of the most prominent campaigners for the Whigs when women were meant to have no role in politics, the confidante of the Prince Regent and a patron of the arts and sciences (and gambling houses!). She also had a notoriously dull husband and an unhappy marriage which led to some very untraditional living arrangements and a romance that threatened to ruin her. Throw in a spot of Charles James Fox, William Pitt the Younger and the French Revolution and you have an unmissable special episode!
It's the last of the play-off groups and one of the tastiest yet! We have our very first monarch, Kenneth MacAlpin (843-58) against our very last, James VI (1567-1625), as well as James VI facing off against his own mother, Mary Queen of Scots (1542-67). Kenneth was the first, Mary and James are perhaps the most famous, but it is Alexander II (1214-49) who got the highest score of these four in the original podcasts. We compare them factor by factor but you will play a crucial role in deciding who goes through. Listen to the podcast and then pick your favourite for who you want to go through to the Grand Final using the link below: