King Sejong The Great – Kdrama

King Sejong The Great

I love Koreadrama, a few worth remembering is Merchant of Joseon, Jewel in the Palace, Jumong, Dr. Heo, King’s Wife, Super Rookie and the legend..Now, there is another korea drama that is worth waiting fr, the title is “King Sejong the Great”. I hope GMA 7 have already bought the rights for this Kdrama.To give you an idea of the story without revealing everything let’s read wikipedia and it state:Sejong the Great (May 6, 1397 – May 18, 1450, r. 1418 – 1450) was the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. He is best remembered for creating the native Korean alphabet hangul, despite strong opposition from the scholars educated in hanja (Chinese script). Sejong is one of only two Korean rulers posthumously honored with the appellation “the Great,” the other being Gwanggaeto the Great of Goguryeo.As a young prince, Sejong excelled in various studies and was favored by King Taejong over his two older brothers.Sejong’s rise to the throne was different from those of most other kings. The eldest prince, Yangnyung (양녕대군), viewing himself as lacking in the requisite skills for kingship, believed that Sejong was destined to become king. Together with the second Prince Hyoryung (효령대군), he believed it was their duty to place Sejong as king. So they acted extremely rudely in the court, and soon were banished from Seoul. This ploy of the two princes ultimately brought Sejong to the throne. The eldest prince became a wandering traveler and lived in the mountains. The second son travelled to a Buddhist temple, where he became a monk.In June 1418, King Taejong abdicated and Sejong was crowned King of Joseon (in August of the same year) and began his rule, but Taejong helped in military as ex-king for 4 years, and died in 1422.source:wikipedia

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