Rex: The Seven Kings of Rome!

It’s been a huge year for us with amazing guests, lots of new episodes, and we’re thrilled to announce our forthcoming book Rex: The Seven Kings of Rome which will be released in 2023.

Find out more in our end of year video and thank you for all your support across the year!

If you enjoy our podcast, we reckon you’ll very much enjoy our book. Pre-orders are open for Rex and you’ll be supporting both us and our indie publisher by pre-ordering a copy prior to its official hot-off-press release.

Wishing you and yours all the best for the season and the times ahead. This time of year can be a tricky one for many, so self-care and boundaries are very important. Stay well, stay safe and take care for the times ahead.

Illustration of the Roman rex Ancus Marcius seated on a throne and seemingly receiving advice from people. Illustration by Bridget Clarke.

Illustration of the Roman king Ancus Marcius seated on a throne and seemingly receiving advice from people.
Illustration copyright Bridget Clarke produced for Rex: The Seven Kings of Rome.

Description of Rex

“The regal period of Roman history is studied much less than other periods of Rome, which is a tragedy. It is so intertwined with myth that it provides fertile ground for academics and general readers alike. Peta (Dr G) and Fiona (Dr Rad) of the Partial Historians podcast retell the stories of the seven kings of Rome, using scholarship on this early period to help readers dissect the events recorded in narrative and annalistic sources like Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus. It interweaves mythology, written sources and archaeological material into a narrative of the period, examining each of the kings in detail. A final chapter explores the expulsion of the monarchy.”

Highlands Press

Looking to catch up of the kings of Rome from our podcast? You’ll need to head all the way back to Episode 36 – Romulus and Remus!

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Drs R and G laugh and spar their way through the ancient Roman world!


  1. Lisa Rosenthal
    February 18, 2023

    Hi there, Dr. Rad and Dr. G. I want to say, first, that I enjoy the podcast very much. So much, in fact, that when I heard that you had written a book, I went immediately to the Highlands Press website to order it. I had thought that the book would be published in late January. However (and this is the reason for my comment), although I ordered it on January 20th, I have not yet received it. I have exchanged a couple of messages with one of the folks at the press, who told me that there were delays in publication due to issues getting images which had delayed the print schedule. Although I had expected to receive a follow-up email with more information, I have not heard anything further since February 7th. I just sent a further email to the person there that I have been corresponding with, but since your most recent episode did not make any reference to any publication delays, I was wondering whether you were aware of any issues, or could provide some clarity as to when the book would be published. FYI, I am in the US, so I understand that actually receiving the book once it is shipped is likely to take awhile. I just am perplexed at the lack of information from the publisher. If it’s possible for you to look into this, I would really appreciate it. I’m keen to read the book! Thanks very much!

    • The Partial Historians
      February 21, 2023

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks so much for reaching out. There have been a couple of niggly delays with the printing and we’re working closely with the publisher. It’s our first time going through the hoops with this kind of thing and boy are we learning a lot along the way. You’re totally correct in that the plan was the head to print in late January, but it has been pushed back. Ultimately the delays are about making sure everything is as polished as it possibly can be, so we hope it will be worth the wait. We’ll definitely make an announcement across our social media platforms and likely on the website here as well as soon as we know it is “hot off the press”. Thank you so much for your support and for your patience as we bring this book to life. It is SO close now that we can practically smell it!

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