Historical background of Warrior Baek Dong Soo

SBS drama Warrior Baek Dong Soo is a historical, martial art drama with the background of 18th century in Korea.

Lee Dynasty’s 21th King Youngjo and his son, Sado Seja, Baek Dong Soo are all real historical characters but this drama is not an ordinary historical drama.

Warrior Baek Dong Soo is a fiction with lots of imagination based on real historic incidents.

In real history, Sado Seja is the saddest prince of the Lee Dynasty who was killed by his father because of a political power game.

At the reign of King Youngjo, there was bloody power game between political party. Nolon is one of the powerful political parties and they don’t like Sado Seja to become the next king. They blamed Sado Seja for lots of bad things that happen.

King Youngjo had to lock his son, Sado Seja in the wooden rice chest without water and food. Sado Seja died in that chest.

Even though Sado Seja died because of plot of treason, his son became a next king, Jungjo.

In the drama, Sado Seja escaped from the chest and one of his followers died in there instead. And Sado Seja secretly lived and did for what he wanted to do for the country.

Baek Dong Soo is a real person and he wrote a book, ”Moo Ye Do Bo Tong Ji” which is about Korea’s martial arts during the reign of King Jungjo.

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