Surprisingly the author, who penned the novel rich in details and imagination based on historical facts, is an adoptee who cannot speak Korean.
After their death, the husband of Putri Gyeongsun their only one thousand sister named Yi Je was also killed because she was a follower of Jeong Do-jeon.
It is proved that he was pushed by Noron into appointing his younger brother, Yeonying-gun the son of Consort Sukbin who later became King Yoengjo as an heir to the throne and allow him to act as regent.
She entered the palace at the age of 16; the selection was just a formality as she was picked through an internal decision.
Since he was an admiral, he could control over elite troops whenever he wanted.
He consulted doctors about the disease and then reconstituted the story based on the then situation and their advice.