Rex Factor Interview

Image credit: Rex Factor. Æthelred the Unready appears on the Rex Factor banner (25 July 2020).

On July 25th, I appeared on Rex Factor to discuss the military career of Æthelred the Unready. Rex Factor is a long-running podcast that discusses medieval history in a light-hearted manner, assigning monarchs and consorts marks according to battleyness (military prowess), scandal (how shocking and mischievous a monarch is – the juicier, the better!), dynasty (how many children they had), longevity (years on the throne), and subjectivity (would you want to be a subject during the reign of this monarch?).

Ten years ago, Æthelred received a battleyness score of 0/20. Co-hosts Graham Duke and Ali Hood invited me onto the podcast to see if that battleyness score needed to be revised. Will I succeed in getting Æthelred the Unready on the scoreboard? And if so, what will he score? With an original score of 0/20, I clearly have my work cut out for me!

Listen to the podcast here.

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