The Forbidden City

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The Forbidden City
Reign Of The Concubine
Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  November 20, 2009

In the year 1644, the Manchu conquered China and the last Ming Emperor hanged himself. The Manchu were the rulers of the Forbidden City and the reign of the Qing Dynasty began. In 1850 a 15-year-old girl called Yehenara was selected and appointed as a concubine of the fifth rank for Emperor Xianfeng. Through the help of chief eunuch An Dehai, she quickly found her way to the emperor's bed. Soon afterwards, Yehanara's deepest wish was fulfilled. She gave birth to the emperor's son.

In the year 1644, the Manchu conquered China and the last Ming Emperor hanged himself. The Manchu were the rulers of the Forbidden City and the reign of the Qing Dynasty began. In 1850 a 15-year-old girl called Yehenara was selected and appointed as a concubine of the fifth rank for Emperor Xianfeng. Through the help of chief eunuch An Dehai, she quickly found her way to the emperor's bed. Soon afterwards, Yehanara's deepest wish was fulfilled. She gave birth to the emperor's son.

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