Rex Factor

Rex Factor is a light-hearted podcast reviewing all the kings and queens of England & Scotland, where we discuss which monarchs have the mark of greatness - the Rex Factor!

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  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 18 Sep 2011

In a departure from our usual fare, this week we take a closer look at Henry VIII and consider how it was that the promising 17 year-old who came to the throne in 1509 should turn into the tyrannical monster that died in 1547. Was his personality altered on account of injuries or ill health? Could his change have been due to traumatic events which pushed him over the edge into tyranny? Or maybe the expectations of 1509 were misplaced and he was always a tyrant, or at least a ticking bomb waiting to off… Let us know what you think - what happened to Henry VIII? Email, follow us on Twitter @rexfactorpod leave a message on our Facebook wall or a comment on the Podbean website. Normal reviewing service resumes next time with Edward VI.. . .