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February 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Battle of the Saxons (Live)

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In our penultimate live show we came to Manchester for the Battle of the Saxons where Alfred the Great took on his grandson, Athelstan, to see which of these two Saxon kings truly deserves the epithet 'great'.

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February 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Battle of the So-Called Baddies (Live)

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It was the turn of the baddies for our live show in Leeds with John taking on Richard III in a bid to be crowned England's best baddy of the monarchs. But do either of these much-maligned kings really deserve their reputations or are they good guys in disguise?

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February 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Battle of the Raucous Royals (Live)

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Ali's scandal bell was getting a good workout in our live show in Oxford as Charles II competed against George IV in the Battle of the Raucous Royals. Both kings got up to plenty of high jinks but who was the most scandalicious of all?

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February 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Battle of the Favourites (Live)

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In the second of our live shows in 2018, we had the Battle of the Favourites - Ali's favourite (Edward I) vs. Graham's favourite (Henry VIII). All pretence of neutrality went out of the window but who would the good people of Bristol vote as the winner? This podcast features the whole of the main recording as well as the audience Q&As, albeit the audience are not audible so Graham has had to approximate what the questions were!

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January 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Battle of the Champions (Live)

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In November 2018, Rex Factor went on its first ever live tour, starting with this recording in London where we did the Battle of the Champions - Henry II (champion of the English monarchs) vs. Robert the Bruce (champion of the Scots). We present the full live show (barring the first 30 seconds that didn't record) including a Q&A afterwards with the audience (apologies for quiet bits when people couldn't reach the mic on stage!)

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December 21, 2018 @ 2:02 pm

A Royal Christmas Special

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Originally planned for 2016, we have finally made a Christmas Special! From Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II, we take a stroll through history and see what some of our favourite monarchs were getting up to at Christmas - be it writing carols, ice skating or murdering the Archbishop of Canterbury. We'll be back in January with the recordings of the Live Tour and then the third series, reviewing all the Queen and Prince Consorts of England. For now, thanks for listening, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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November 30, 2018 @ 9:05 am

Maori Visit to Queen Victoria

In 1863, a former Wesleyan preacher, William Jenkins, led a group of prominent Maoris from New Zealand to England for a tour of the country and a visit to Queen Victoria. In this special episode, we take a look at the history of Maori and British relations, the highs and lows of the 1863 tour and aftermath as well as the visit itself.

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September 14, 2018 @ 9:39 pm

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzDMuHT2IQ8&feature=youtu.be

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August 31, 2018 @ 3:56 pm

The Making of the Animated Show

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Excitingly, the pilot episode of Rex Factor: The Animated Show (crowdfunded by our wonderful listeners) is soon to be released! Ahead of the show's release on 12 September, we spoke to Tom Sanders and Mike Foster of Tinmouse Animation about how this all came about and the process of making the animation. We also reveal the details for the episode's official premiere, which will take place on 29 September 2018 at the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester. There are free tickets available for anyone to attend, so if you want to be in the audience then sign-up at the address below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rex-factor-the-animated-show-premiere-tickets-49424181056

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August 24, 2018 @ 11:21 am

Live Tour Announcement 2018

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Hugely exciting news - Rex Factor is going on tour! This November (2018) we will be doing 6 dates in the UK where we bring the podcast into the live arena! We explain the details in this short news update but tickets are available now from this website - please come along, we'd love to see you there!

http://myticket.co.uk/artists/rex-factor

 

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