“The Government has sworn vengeance to all Europeans…”

Topics In Korean History Podcast show

Summary: After a series of 3 easily manipulated boy kings, royal power is eroded as the landed aristocrats take control, causing revolt in the countryside. The enthronement of the young King Gojong with his determined father The Daewongun in 1863 restored central power just in time for Korea to face multiple foreign intrusions in the last half of […]