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<p>As one of the most infamous and thrilling scandals in history, the story of Anne Boleyn has been reimagined countless times. Now <a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/tag/netflix/”>Netflix</a> is bringing the story alive once again in the docuseries <em>Blood, Sex, and Royalty.</em> Here’s everything we know about the series’ cast, release date, and plot. </p>

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<h2 id=”h-what-is-netflix-s-blood-sex-and-royalty-about”><strong>What is Netflix’s </strong><strong><em>‘Blood, Sex, and Royalty’ </em></strong><strong>about?</strong></h2>

<p>The story of Henry VIII and his wives is one of the most notorious and memorable throughout history, <em>particularly</em> when it comes to Anne Boleyn. While Henry was still married to his first wife, Queen Katherine of Aragon, Anne joined her sister, Mary (who was, at the time, the King’s mistress), at court. </p>

<p>Once there, all hell broke loose. The king became enamored with Anne and would stop at nothing to have her. In 1527, Henry appealed to the catholic church for a divorce but was denied. Four years later, Henry decided that if the church would not grant him his divorce, he would <em>become</em> the church and grant it himself. </p>

<p>Thus, in 1533, Henry created the Church of England, installed himself as the head of it (via the Act of Supremacy), and had his marriage to Katherine annulled, according to <a href=”https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/anne-boleyn/#gs.iqshuv” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Historic Royal Palaces</a>. By this time, he had already married Anne five months prior, but who was going to argue with him?</p>

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-width=”550″ data-dnt=”true”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>On <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThisDayinHistory?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#ThisDayinHistory</a> 1536, Anne Boleyn, the infamous second wife of King Henry VIII, is executed on charges including adultery, incest and conspiracy against the king.<a href=”https://t.co/XtyECkTShr”>https://t.co/XtyECkTShr</a></p>— HISTORY (@HISTORY) <a href=”https://twitter.com/HISTORY/status/1130240087256645632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>May 19, 2019</a></blockquote><script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
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<p>Unsurprisingly, once Anne married the king, she became the subject of his wrath. Instead of producing the male heir that Henry sought, Anne produced a girl—Elizabeth (Katherine and Henry’s marriage had similarly produced only a single female heir, Mary). </p>

<p>By 1536, the Reformation Henry had begun to win Anne had led to Anne having many enemies at court. One of which was Thomas Cromwell, who leveled claims of adultery against her. </p>

<p>Now looking for a way out of the marriage, Henry had Anne arrested, tried, and beheaded in short order. Eleven days later, Henry married the third of what would be his eight wives.</p>

<h2><strong>Netflix’s </strong><strong><em>‘Blood, Sex, and Royalty’ </em></strong><strong>cast and release date</strong></h2>

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-width=”550″ data-dnt=”true”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Blood, Sex & Royalty review – a terrific peek at Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s sexiest bits <a href=”https://t.co/1O2kKHWodW”>https://t.co/1O2kKHWodW</a></p>— Guardian culture (@guardianculture) <a href=”https://twitter.com/guardianculture/status/1595397762715373569?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 23, 2022</a></blockquote><script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
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<p>Though much of the cast of Netflix’s <em>Blood, Sex, and Royalty </em>does not have characters assigned on its <a href=”https://www.imdb.com/title/tt23061466/” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>IMDb</a> page, <a href=”https://www.hellomagazine.com/film/20221027155373/blood-sex-and-royalty-netflix-new-series-all-you-need-to-know/” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Hello Magazine</a> reports that Amy James-Kelly will be playing Anne Boleyn. James-Kelly is best known for her role as Suzannah Sowden (née Washington) on the series <em>Gentleman Jack. </em></p>

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<p>Starring opposite her as the infamous King Henry VIII is Max Parker. Known for his role on <em>Emmerdale Farm,</em> Parker also stars as Mikhail Tanner in the Peacock series <em>Vampire Academy. </em></p>

<p>Others in the cast include <em>EastEnders</em>‘ Adam Astill, Sophie Boettge, Lois Brabin-Platt, <em>Outlander’s </em>Callum Coates, <em>The King’s </em>Stephen Fewell, Nikhita Lesler, Jhon Lumsden, Simona Mozura, and Aron von Andrian. </p>

<p>The three-part series premiered Wednesday, November 23—just in time for Thanksgiving binge-watching.</p>

<h2><strong>Netflix’s ‘</strong><strong><em>Blood, Sex, and Royalty’</em></strong><strong> is a docuseries </strong><strong><em>and</em></strong><strong> a fictional retelling</strong></h2>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-full”><img loading=”lazy” width=”1200″ height=”675″ src=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Blood-Sex-and-Royalty.jpg” alt=”‘Blood, Sex, and Royalty’ cast members in a production still” class=”wp-image-3274402″ /><figcaption>‘Blood, Sex, and Royalty’ | Netflix</figcaption></figure>

<p>Described by <a href=”https://www.netflix.com/title/81498384″ target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Netflix</a> as “steamy,” <em>Blood, Sex, and Royalty </em>promises to be a scintillating mash-up of documentary and fictional storytelling. Following the trend set by other incredibly successful yet historically liberal series like <em>Bridgerton </em>and <em>Persuasion, </em><a href=”https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/photo-gallery/38033512/image/48995614/Blood-Sex-Royalty” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Popsugar</a> says, “Netflix’s <em>Blood, Sex & Royalty </em>merges decked-out dramatizations with historical commentary.”</p>

<p>Dr. Owen Emmerson and Lauren Mackay will be featured historians in the series. But those looking for some scandalous good fun, rest assured, the series looks ready to deliver. </p>

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Source: Cheat Sheet

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