“10th years of King Seongjong’s reign, great ruler by day and tyrant by night”
King Seongjong, who is well remembered by history, is evaluated as the king who led the most peaceful and stable court throughout the Joseon Dynasty, earning the title of praise for “making the people comfortable and establishing politics right”.
But was Seongjong really a king with the qualities of a real “Seonggun” (extremely competent monarch)?
Seongjong ascended tothe throne with the cooperation of Queen Jeonghui and Queen Insoo, as well as Han Myunghoe and public officials.
The 13-year-old king made 73 public ministers in his first year of accession!
The nobles who were infinitely happy that he became king.
The people who had to shed blood and tears of blood when he became king.
“Is this country, Joseon, a country ruled by phantoms like You?”
Seongjong, the puppet who dreamed of a reign of peace,
Be a faithful king who reigns over the people!