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  1. @hahanzyy " thanks so much for always enlightening us on the korean history ..... i really enjoy reading the info u provide every now & then. it is very interesting & helpful to know these background when one is watching the show " History lesson Contrary to what we seen on this drama regarding Seo ssi, Yi Geum's principal wife, presently Crown Princess (based on Queen Jeongseong) Some historical facts on Queen Jeongseong of the Dalsung Seo clan (정성왕후 서씨 1693-1757) In 1703 Queen Jeongseong married the then Prince Yeoningun when she was 10 years old & he was 8 years old (feature in the drama Dong Yi) It is said that Queen Jeongseong when she was young, her father in law Sukjong dotes on her, each day when he sees her, Sukjong will definitely radiant in smiles, moreover Queen Jeongseong’s disposition & temperament was elegant, generous & filial piety that she will comes at all weather without fail to send her greetings to her father in law then will nurse him when he is ill & taking personal care to serve him his medicine tonic & prescription. Queen Jeongseong also renders the same greeting to her mother in law Choi Suk Bin at Bo Gyeong Dang & often visits her at her private residence. Although that Queen Jeongseong’s family is politically link with Noron faction & was she was also implicate, during Gyeongjong’s reign the Shinim purge in 1721-1722 called the Shinim Sahwa (辛壬士祸), but then Queen Jeongseong still carries on to do her duty to the memorial of Sukjong & Choi Suk Bin Yeongjo & Queen Jeongseong didn’t have a harmonious martial marriage due to the constant harassment of the intensified faction conflicts & the handful Queen Dowager Seonui of Eo Clan (Gyeongjong 2nd Queen 1705-1730), then due to some unknown reason, Queen Jeongseong was childless but she has a close bonding relationship with her “default” son Crown Prince Sado that she treat him as her own son. It was said that Queen Jeongseong was the mediator & buffer between Yeongjo & Crown Prince Sado & when she died, the father & son relationship collapse. Princess Hyegyeonggong in her memoirs wrote recalls Queen Jeongseong was warm & gentle & benevolent in nature that her “default” mother in law has a very cordial relationship with her Yeongjo 33rd years of his reign in 1757, was recorded in the annals that Queen Jeongseong’s illness suddenly took a bad turn & deteriorated that the symptoms portray that her finger nail turn blue, constant vomits black blood, 2 days later, she passed away at Changdeokgong palace, she was 66 years old. It is said that Yeongjo made constant visit when Queen Jeongseong was ill, when she became seriously ill, Yeongjo wrote a memoir about Queen Jeongseong titled “大王大妃行状” of the remembrance of their memories, cherish hope & dreams that he had the greatest hope that they were to grow old & grey together in which Yeongjo continues to live his life until he was in his 80s. Crown Prince Sado mourns in grief for the lost of Queen Jeongseong. He wrote many articles of poetry for her condolences in her funeral oration which was collect in “凌虚关漫稿” Queen Jeongseong was buried in Hongneung 弘陵. She was given the title Queen Jeongseong in 1759
  2. Episode 15 Gyeongjong as Jang Hui Bin's son & Yi Geum as Choi Suk Bin's son play a pivotal moment in Min Jin Heon siding with Yi Geum in defence Min Jin Heon is said to be the younger brother of Queen Inhyeon but in history, Queen Inhyeon only have older brothers Min Jin Heon & his family suffered consequences after Queen Inhyeon was depose Queen Inhyeon was deposed by Jang Hui Bin in 1688 & Choi Suk Bin play a pivotal role in restoring Queen Inhyeon's Queenship in 1694 & also the death of Jang Hui Bin in 1701
  3. The above "Making Film"'it seems Go Ara is support herself with crutch from 00:18
  4. @mrsj3n "I'm ready for Yi Tan to be executed for treason.....Will we get to see it soon? Yeongjo telling Prince Milpunggun that he will killed him..... History lesson Prince Milpunggun Yi Tan (밀풍군 이탄 密豊君 李坦 1688-1729). He revolt against Yeongjo in his 4th year of reign in 1728 under the Soron faction known as Yi In Jwa Revolt (이인좌의난, 李麟佐之亂) who place Prince Milpung gun on the throne but failed in the attempt, as it lasted 4 days. Prince Milpung gun was executed the next year in 1729 & strip of his title. Gojong in 1864 reinstated his princedom. But then his 5 sons survive Meanwhile Prince Yeon Ryeong Gun Yi Hwon (연령군 이훤, 延齡君 李昍 1699 -1719) died childless, although he was married in 1707. Prince Milpunggun's 2nd son Prince Sang Wong Gun Yi Gong (상원군 이공 商原君 李糼 1715-1733, before adoption his given name was Yi Jin Seok, 이진석 李晉錫) was posthumous adopted to him as a son in 1727. But he too died childless & Yeongjo found another Royal Relative continue his brother lineage The story didn't end then.....as the apple don't fall far from the tree, in 1755, Prince Milpunggun's 4th Yi Gyeom Seok (이겸석, 李謙錫 1719-1755) & 5th son Yi Ik Seok (이익석, 李益錫 1725-1755) stirred political trouble over Prince Milpunggun treasonous case & was executed. Prince Milpunggung's descendants continue from his 3rd son Yi Hang Seok ( 이항석 李恒錫 1716-1744). If the other sons had survive they too would have been in the execution list Prince Milpunggun's tomb (밀풍군 이탄, 密豐君 李坦 묘墓) According to the tombstone, he is buried with his wives It looks like Cheon Yun Yeong is not a historical figure Principal wife - Cheong Pung Kim clan (郡夫人清風金氏 ,군부인 청풍김씨 1687-1704) died childless, his children comes from his 2nd Principal wife Im Cheon Jo clan (郡夫人林川趙氏 , 군부인 임천조씨 1688-1735). His eldest son Yi Gwan Seok (이관석, 李觀錫 1708-1750).
  5. @Lmangla "any idea if sharp shooting a big/popular or obscure sport in korea? so did the jdrama/manga have him a different type of athlete?" The Japanese version, he was not a former athlete...just a sense of justice & humanity, definitely can't fight as he always end being "battered". He didn't divorce from his wife & have a warm family to go back to.... Archery is a great sport in Korea & hold dominance in international sport events. Sport shooting is also a popular sport in Korea, although not as good as archery
  6. @irilight "to the rescue.. Thank you very much ! " I have watch the Japanese adaption version "Auditor Nozaki Shuhei (監査役野崎修平, Kansayaku Nozaki Shuhei )" last year, although the Korean drama supposed to have been based on the manga series from the said title but since have adopted a Korean twist. Noh Tae Gu, Silver Olympic Medalist in Shooting & able to fence with an umbrella
  7. History lesson There are 2 type of petition that you can render in historical drama, the first that I have mentioned in previous post "Seok Go Dae Joe (석고대죄, 席藁待罪) The other is in Episode 5 where there was a scholar who brought an axe & petition Gyeongjong to restore Jang Hui Bin's honour as she is the birth mother of the reigning King (Gyeongjong) In 1722, Gyeongjong posthumous bestowed his mother "Lady Oksan, Great Concubine of the Palace; Prefectural Great Concubine of the Indong Jang clan" (대빈궁옥산부대빈장씨 大嬪宮玉山府大嬪張氏) As history have it.....Yeongjo enshrine his mother memorial tablet in Yuksanggung (毓祥宮) shrine (in 1725, it was originally known as Sukbinmyo (淑嬪廟) then in 1744 it was rename as Yuksangmyo (毓祥廟) but in 1753 Yeongjo renamed to its present name). In 1882, the shrine was burnt down & Gojong rebuilt it the next year. In 1908, Gojong decided to bring the other 6 Consorts whose son became King into Yuksanggung & renamed the shrines complex as Chilgung, therefore it became that Choi Suk Bin & Jang Hui Bin's (大嬪宮) shrines became neighbours Chilgung is open to the public on the 4th Monday of October every year where there is a grand memorial ritual done to commemorate the shrines Back to the subject..... The petition is known as Ji Bu Sang So (지부상소, 持斧上疏). It is a great piece of dramatic tool or prop to state your case. This is a form of protest or petition to the King that if their grievances are not address, then they will use the axe to cut their heads off as a sign of protest..taking their own lives to readdress their grievances, although I doubt that they actually take their lives with the axe if their demands are not met Prince Neungyang (능양도정, 綾陽都正 later Injo) in the drama Hwajung
  8. @auntyem "I am suggesting to my husband that he watch this.....he usually watches Japanese dramas, and usually about the samurai. " If your husband likes drama e.g. NHK Taiga Japanese dramas then I can recommend some Korean drama titles that have a similar flavour. Try Jingbirok, Memoir of Imjin War (징비록 , 懲毖錄) - KBS 2015 - 50 episodes (70 mins), if he is similar with Japanese Sengoku period history (1467-1607) then he may enjoy this drama
  9. @yoo1 @auntyem "Can anyone tell me why these royal characters have multiple names? Yeoning, Yi Geum, and ? I forget the third name, is one and the same person? Why do they have so many names, and when do you call them what??? If you just walk into the story, it can be very confusing!!!" The third name & at present moment Yi Geum is address by his title as Crown Prince (Seje Jeoha 세제저하, 世弟邸下, Heir apparent Brother) "I think this is already explained here......just can't find.... I wrote on the subject in page 15
  10. @Blizzardistkaputt "I do not understand the Korean language. But I am curious why Auditor Noh speaks in such a weird rhythm/tone. He sounded like he is from a different era." Auditor Noh is from Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do province, he is speaking in that province dialect. The dialect notably have slower enunciation than most & its unique jargon.....he play with "sound like" words....mentioned as "Aje"'s Blaque Aje (아재) is a casual friendly term to denote Middle age man which commonly generalise as Ajusshi (아저씨) For example he quote a few famous personality that is originally from Gongju e.g. Park Chan Ho (MLB baseball player), then play with the word that he mentioned Queen Elizabeth II, the British Monarchy is originally Gongju (playing with the word Gongju means for Princess) For example, you may find that he usually ends his sentence with "것다" (geotda), to the standard "겠다" (gettda) & uses phrases e.g. "기여" (giyeo for yes) than the standard while occasionally pronounce the ending form with with "이니께" (inikke) than the standard "이니까" (inikka)
  11. Preview to Episode 15 Endless depravity, however truth must be revealed Yi Geum & his Avengers counterattack Yi Tan Min Jin Heon tell Yi Tan that he is not on his "revolt" bandwagon History lesson This act of public petition seen in many Sageuk (사극) historical drama is called "Seok Go Dae Joe (석고대죄, 席藁待罪) is a public display/petition of awaiting or pleading for punishment for or against (mortal) crime & charges that involve kneeling (a sit in) on a straw mat without moving off from the mat
  12. @akhenaten "Idk why they referred to Dal Moon's character as a famous clown. Actually, he's more of like a 'king' on the street, he manipulates and control the homeless. He even said so himself after YN was proclaimed as Crown Prince" The word Gwang Dae (광대 廣大), known from the previous drama as "Clown", general term for a "street performer" Episode 14 Yi Hwon's ghost pay a visit to Yi Geum to give him support Dal Mun is playing mole agent for Yi Geum by playing code words with the "wall notice" Park Mun Su now knows that Wi Byeong Joo is behind Han Jeong Seok's death & had buried evidence of his death Queen Inwon gave Yi Geum one of Sukjong's possession which is a pair reading glasses, currently known in Joseon as "aids" to affirm that he is indeed Sukjong posterity Min Jin Heon step out in Yi Geum's defence in Court Tribunal (Show Trial) & why are all the official wearing "black stole" over their official robes No preview
  13. @Josephine Safowaa i tot the crown prince is called SEJA in korean but the lead actor here is called in a different way.ooh but it's still starts with SE It is Seje (세제, 世弟, Heir apparent Brother) or people address him as Seje Jeoha (세제저하, 世弟邸下). If you address the Crown Prince as Seja (세자, 世子) as it was earlier with Gyeongjong, the person must be the son (Ja, 자, 子) of the reigning King @akhenaten "What I find hard to reconcile, though, is the alleged cruelty of Yeongjo towards his son, Crown Prince Sado, which was said to have caused the prince's mental instability. Yeongjo put his own son to death and made his grandson the next heir. It doesn't seem to jive with what history also said was Yeongjo's kindness, humility and benevolence." Yeongjo was a Sage ruler toward his people but was indeed "brutal" towards his son. Yeongjo had Crown Prince Sado when he was 41 years old prior to Crown Prince Hyojang Yi Haeng (1719 - 1728), Yeongjo's posterity were mainly daughters. As the average age span for Joseon King was 47 years old when the average age expectancy among the people in Joseon was male 24 years while 26 years for female while the upper class with better nutrition average at 35 years. Yeongjo felt short-handed in time & being a pragmatist tries to push his aspiration & expectation to made Crown Prince Sado an image of himself by providing his son "hard knocks" lessons on statecraft but his son shown none & could not take the pressure & succumb to mental stress & push his son into retreat, that turns into bitter resentment & anger, not being a help that Yeongjo was overly critical & unhelpful. This left a great disappointment for Yeongjo who felt his son didn't made the grades he set up which left unresolved pain & wound between Yeongjo & Crown Prince Sado which also create an environment of fear & instability. To make matter worst, Soron faction decided to place their political support on Crown Prince Sado which trigger Yeongjo's caution, having suffer the trauma of political strife in 1721-1722. Crown Prince Sado sword wielding tactics around the palace was no help either Yeongjo even sideline his Crown Prince by making Crown Prince Sado & Princess Hyegyeonggung first born son Crown Prince Uiso Yi Jeong (1750-1752, Jeongjo was their 2nd son born in 1752) as Crown Prince. But the early death of Crown Prince Uiso also left the searing psychological struggles between Yeongjo & Crown Prince Sado & without emotional buffer & referee in Queen Inwon who died in 1757. Crown Prince Sado was force to his death in 1762 as Yeongjo knew he had an heir apparent in Jeongjo, just need to tweak Jeongjo's lineage. Poor Princess Hyegyeonggung had to force to chose between her husband & son we know that she chose her son over her husband then having her son being posthumously adopted by his deceased Uncle Crown Prince Hyojang to make him eligible as Crown Prince in 1764 I recommend the movie "The Throne" (사도,思悼)
  14. Preview to Episode 14 Yesterday Yi Geum is taking a massive political beating. Preview...fake news spreading that Yi Geum is not the late King (Sukjong) posterity Dal Mun is looking like a love sick puppy with dire consequences Yi Geum better comes up with some counterattack Most likely Yi Yi Gyeom will be the casualty of this purge History Shinim Sahwa Literati Purge (신임사화, 辛壬士祸 1721-1722) played out in episode 13 that Noron pushed Yi Geum who is Crown Prince should act as Regent for the ailing Gyeongjong (in the drama doctored by Prince Milpunggung Yi Tan, nor Gyeongjong looking ailing). Soron of course opposed & propose to have Yi Geum deposed citing to accuse Yi Geum from making pact to attempt to assassinate Gyeongjong to usurp the throne . This result in massive Noron casualty mainly Yi Yi Myeong (in drama Yi Yi Gyeom) & Noron Prime Minister Kim Chang Jib (in drama Kim Chang Jong) lives was claimed. Queen Jeongseong (in drama Seo ssi & presently Crown Princess)'s family was also indicted in the literati purge. A total of 60 officials, 4 Noron leaders lost their lives (Min Jin Heon will not be one of them since he seems to be singing the same song sheet with Soron Jo Tae Gu) & about 170 people were exiles Soron Jo Tae Gu become Prime Minister from 1721-1723 during Gyeongjong reign after the execution of Kim Chang Jib (Prime Minister from 1717-1721) Jo Tae Gu (조태구, 趙泰耉, 1660 - 1723) in the drama, refer by @lightbringer06 as the "new" old geezer In the end Yi Geum was never made Regent, nor although precarious he was never deposed as Crown Prince
  15. Go Ara Haechi Special - One person 6 characters of infinite charm transformation
  16. In the preview, you will most likely hear this term Dae Ri Cheong Jeong (대리청정, 代理聽政) It means that Crown Prince acts as Regent for an ailing King There is 2 type of Regency in Joseon, the other is Su Ryeom Cheong Jeong (수렴청정,垂簾聽政) where Queen Dowager rules the country in Regency/Counsel on behalf of a Young King In history, the Noron faction tried to push Crown Prince Yi Geum as Regent but opposed by Soron & became the political feud known as Sinim literati purges (신임사화, 辛壬士禍 1721-1722, combination of 1721 - 辛丑 & 1722 -壬寅). @yoo1 "Btw, Who have watched Yi San here? I heard the love story there is tragically great? Is that true? It's a drama written by Kim Yi Young aside from Dong Yi. Just for reference how is the romance was developed in there compared with Dong Yi and to Haechi." Yi San is a drama of 77 episodes. Yi San's love interest Seong Seon Yeon is based on a historical figure, Royal Noble Consort Uibin of Changnyeong Seong clan & mother of Crown Prince Munhyo, so you have history "spoiler alert". It is the same applies to "Dong Yi" as you sort of know where it is leading to in history timeline. Both of these drama are directed by the same PD Haechi will have the similar genre to Horse Doctor (마의 馬醫, written by Kim Yi Young 2012) In Haechi, Cheon Yeoji is not based on a historical figure, so it is up to the scriptwriter's penship
  17. Soron historical figure Jo Hyeon Myeong (조현명,趙顯命, 1690 - 1752) express his willingness to enter Sigangwon (시강원, 侍講院, in full known as Seja Si Gang Won 세자시강원 世子侍講院, Crown Prince Tutorial Office). It is a fully function administration institution which staff officialdom from 1st rank to 7th rank. He most probably will be holding the designation of Director (사, 師). At the moment, there are vacancy aplenty in this office
  18. Episode 11 Min Jin Heon in this episode is now Jwauijeong (좌의정,左議政, Second State Councillor or literally left State Councillor), commonly refer/address as Jwasang (좌상 左相), it is a officialdom that immediately below Prime Minster (영의정,領議政, Yeonguijeong) Jwauijeong (좌의정,左議政, Second State Councillor or literally Left State Councillor) is an officialdom of Senior 1st rank (정1품,正一品). It looks like he had been promoted from Hanseongbu (한성부 漢城府, Capital Magistracy)'s Panyun ( 판윤 判尹, officialdom Senior 2nd rank 정2품 ,正二品) The introduction of Historical figure Jo Tae Gu (조태구, 趙泰耉, 1660 - 1723, played by Son Byeong Ho) who came to the capital dress in a satgat headgear & was carrying a kitten, is the leader of Soron who went to discuss alliance with Min Jin Heon. Min Jin Heon address him by his pen-name Ha Guk (하곡, 霞谷). He is consider a moderate Soron In the drama his officialdom is Uuijeong (우의정 右議政, Third State Councillor or literally Right State Councillor). General address is Usang (우상 右相). It is also an officialdom of Senior 1st rank (정1품,正一品). Gyeongjong orders Yeongjo to participate in Giroyeon (Banquet to honour the Elders), where in that platform, he gave his great soapbox oratory on land tax that arouse public sentiment, voice their protest on Yi Geum deposition by surrendering their identity tag (Hopae, 호패,戶牌, 號牌) The custom of respecting the elderly can be traced to the necessity of their abundant leadership, and such a spirit of respect continued from the royal courts of the Three Kingdoms to Goryeo and Joseon. In particular, the Joseon Dynasty strengthened the Giro system in order to stably maintain and develop a centralizing system based on Confucianism as a governing ideology, and King Taejo instituted it as a part of a policy of respecting and serving one’s parents. Giroso (기로소, 耆老所, Office of Elders) refers to a social bureau for civil ministers at the senior officialdom of 2nd court rank & of 70 or more years of age consulting the King and participating in important national affairs to help the King. When senior officials over 70 years entered Giroso, the King granted them jingwejang (진궤장 進几杖) that comprise of a leaning chairs known as "anseok" - 案席, & a cane known as "gwejang" - 궤장,几杖 ) and held a feast, which is referred to as Giroyeon. Giroyeon was held in spring on March 3 of the lunar calendar and on Jungyangjeol (the ninth day of the ninth lunar month). In this drama, Gyeongjong is seen as a fair ruler with conscience. One must remember that he was investiture as Crown Prince at the age of 2 years old in 1690 & received his statecraft education since then & was indeed groom to be King. In history Sukjong never wanted to deposed Gyeongjong as Crown Prince even the aftermath of his mother. Sukjong just want to safeguard his lineage with Yeongjo to succeed his childless brother
  19. @akhenaten Kim Ki Young also wrote the drama "Yi San" feature a rather "grumpy pot" Yeongjo, therefore she had cover the life & times of Yeongjo Dong Yi - the cute adorable Yeongjo Haechi - the suave & handsome Yeongjo Yi San - the grumpy pot Yeongjo
  20. Although the drama is said "Based on historical events, reconstruction & casting liberties are taken for entertainment purpose" History lesson Age Gap Queen Dowager Inwon (1687-1757) Yi Yun aka Gyeongjong (1688-1724) Yi Geum aka Yeongjo (1694-1776) Queen Dowager Inwon, Sukjong 3rd Queen is 7 years older than Yeongjo & a year older than Gyeongjong. In 1702, Queen Inwon married Sukjong when she was 15 & Sukjong then was already 42. In 1703, Queen Inwon adopted Gyeongjong & Yeongjo as her sons Queen Inwon support Yeongjo out of gratitude as in 1711, she came down with smallpox & Yeongjo's mother Royal Noble Consort Sukbin (maybe she already had smallpox immunity) stay at her side to nurse her with common folk remedies & survives. Even political wise, if I was Queen Inwon, I will put my bet on Yeongjo for my longevity of my Queenship. Gyeongjong was of ill health & said to suffer sterility (in Dong Yi, he was said to had Mumps & consequences was sterility). Others rumour is that when his mother Jang Ok Jung was sentence to death, she use him as a shield & in the process injured his chance for posterity. Earlier in the drama, Crown Prince is support by Namin Faction which supported Jang Hee Bin, his mother, but lost political dominance after she was deposed as Queen but retain her Consortship Political Parties During the reign of Sukjong, Namin & Seoin were the political faction that tussle for political dominance which end up in bloody purges or change of governance with death & exiles. It is of no help when Sukjong shift political alliance as his whims chose by playing one side to another. Min Jin Heon hated him for that. Queen Inhyeon, Sukjong 2nd Queen & Min Jin Heon's sister & later Queen Inwon were from the Seoin faction & maintain political dominance Later in Sukjong reign, in 1683, the Seoin faction split what is in the drama Noron & Soron factions (this is why they are still cordial to one another). Namin faction disappear into the woodwork. When Gyeongjong ascended the throne, he was supported by Soron. When Yeongjo ascended the throne with Noron support but Yeongjo was always wary on Noron dominance in Court & try bring a balance with Soron in governance. Yeongjo exercise a policy of impartiality In Yi In Jwa Revolt of 1728, which lasted 4 days, that place Prince Milpunggun as King, it was the Soron who suppress the revolt, although Yi In Jwa was said to be from a "rogue" Soron faction. Yeongjo entrust the moderate Soron especially Yi Gwang Jwa (Im Ho) to suppress the revolt, not to render benefit to the Noron But feuding factions don't learn their lesson, Soron decides to support on Crown Prince Sado which we know ends up in disaster Namin makes a political comeback under the reign of Jeongjo when Jeongjo tutor & Crown Prince Sado friend later Prime Minister Chae Je Gong was from the Namin faction
  21. Episode 9 Crown Prince Yi Geum is "shock" to see Yeo Ji in a "qipao" furthermore the notice of the high slit The Chinese Qipao (旗袍) was originally loose fitting attire but the one that Yeo Ji is wearing "figure hugging high slit" is a 1920s Shanghai invention. A popular culture when a woman is seen wearing such an attire, it is a stereotype depiction as seductive The Chinese Qipao in the 18th century should be..... It will not pass the Confucian minded Yi Geum & in turn make an excuse for her to wear the Japanese kimono (all wrap up attire) which have his approval A background story worth knowing The girl Go Mi who was punished harshly & banished by Yun Yeong from Prime Minister household & was saved by Dal Moon Is she the same girl dressed as a man that went to the brothel & stabbed an official & have a tattoo "殺主" (살주, to kill the Master) on her back & left Yi Geum with a dead corpse The new thug in town Do Ji Gwang (도지광) who open a new brothel in Nak Seon Bang (낙선방,樂善坊, presently Euljiro 4-ga 을지로4가 area) speak with a saturi & goes "upheavel" Dal Moon's territory, seem to be looking for someone, also running the human trafficking racket @yoo1 "Btw, can't find anything about Park Moon-soo's family background... Did he have family or will be having a family, like wife and children? " You need to look at Park Munsu or Bak Munsu (박문수, 朴文秀; 1691–1756). He is from Goryeong Park clan (고령 박씨, 高靈 朴氏). He was married but didn't mentioned any children but he had descendants
  22. @oceluna "Sorry to ask you this. But "sanggung" what does it mean? Concubine?" No yet.....at the moment, Ha Cho Hong designation of Sanggung (상궁 尙宮) is more Yi Geum's Lady in Waiting/Palace Court Lady or female version of Jeeves the Valet that manage & attend to his personal affairs e.g. clothing & appearance & etc. Title Dae Ryeok Sang gung (대령상궁,待令尙宮) or Jimil Sang Gung (지밀상궁, 至密尙宮) which have the officialdom 5th rank (정5품 正五品). In order for her to enter as Consort, she needs to enter Naemyeongbu (내명부, 內命婦)'s Naegwan (내관, 內官 Royal Consorts with officialdom 4th rank & above), at the moment she is a gunggwan (궁관, 宮官, Palace Court Ladies officialdom from 5th to 9th) Misuri (무수리), the former rank of Royal Noble Consort Sukbin of Choe clan was 9th rank Footnote: Palace Court Ladies are consider The King's Woman. If the Court Lady whatever the rank receive the effectual sign of grace & favour e.g. bedfellow from the King known as Seung Eun (승은,承恩). For example if Gyeongjong grant Ha Cho Hong "Seung Eun, there is nothing that Yi Geum can do, even though Ha Cho Hong is his household staff. Ja Dong, Yi Geum's private residence personal aide now runs Aek Jeong Seo (액정서,掖庭署, Bureau of Royal Messengers), the office that run the Crown Prince household affairs
  23. Episode 9 Title: A person's worth Since it involves Saheonbu, there will be cases for our team to solve. The first case is human trafficking Wi Byeong Ju have been fast track promoted to Jibui (집의,執義, Officialdom Junior 3rd rank 종3품, 從三品) & the former Jibui promoted to Daesaheon (대사헌, 大司憲; 종2품,從二品) Crown Prince Yi Geum & Park Mun Su not having a honeymoon in their newly designated position Literati protest on Yi Geum's eligibility. Soron even Gyeongjong suspicion on his intent Wi Byeong Ju have every intent to "eject" Park Mun Su out of Saheonbu Queen Dowager Inwon having spat with Queen Seonui History Queen Seonui of Eo clan's father Eo Yu Gu (어유구, 魚有龜, 1675 - 1740) was one of the core founders of the Noron faction who had said to had "conspire" with the Soron during the reign of Gyeongjong. But recently reveal personal letter of Yeongjo written to Eo Yu Gu kept by descendants suggested otherwise We know that Cho Hong have a surname Ha (하, 河,何, 夏). Crown Princess Seo ssi refer her as Ha Sanggung Soron historical figure Jo Hyeon Myeong (조현명,趙顯命, 1690 - 1752) is introduce. He hold the official rank Dong Ji Sa (동지사 ,종2품 同知事 從二品, Fourth minister at the Office of Ministers-without-Portfolio -중추부(中樞府).
  24. Episode 9 There is a change of portfolio Min Jin Heon from Ministry of Personnel (Ijo 이조 吏曹)'s Minister ( Panseo 판서 判書) to Hanseongbu (한성부 漢城府, Capital Magistracy)'s Chief Justice (Panyun 판윤 判尹). His officialdom rank still remain as Senior 2nd rank (정2품, 正二品) Yi Yi Gyeom who was the Daesaheon of Saheonbu is now promoted to Minister of Personnel Cho Hong is now Sanggung
  25. @lightbringer06 "Dal Moon and Yoon Young really had a history together, perhaps even romantically?..since it says "Yeonin"." "엿연인" (Yeos Yeon In) means undisclosed relationship The word "연인" (Yeon In) also may suggest as "然人" & not "戀人" In the Crown Prince investiture, you may notice Gyeongjong & Prince Yeoningun wearing Myeonryugwan (면류관, 冕旒冠) like something that came out from Qin Shi Huang era. Myeon (면,冕) as in to hide one's face while Ryu (류, 旒) means the strings of beads. It means that the king/Crown Prince is required to avoid personal feelings & desire, to humble himself & to keep his body and mind holy. Joseon King wear 9 strings of beads while Crown Prince has 7 strings of beads. Ming Emperors wear 12 beads. In 1897, when Gojong declare as Emperor of Korea, he wore his Myeonryugwan with 12 strings of beads
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