Chung Nanjung

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Chung Nanjung (hangul: 정난정; hanja: 鄭蘭貞, ? - November 13, 1565) was a Korean (Joseon Dynasty) politician and philosopher. She was a concubine and the 2nd wife of Yun Won-hyung, Prime minister and 13th King Myeongjong's uncle, and was close to her sister-in-law Queen Munjeong. She had Yun Won-hyung's first wife poisoned to death. In 1565, after the death of Queen Munjeong, she as well as her husband were put to death by Myeongjong.

In fiction[edit]

The 2016 MBC 50-episode TV drama The Flower in Prison, that mixes in some historical narrative with some fiction, features Park Joo-mi as Chung Nanjung. Some of the historically correct facts included: her relationship with Yun won-hyung, her proximity to the queen, and her poisoning of Yun won-hyung's first wife.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Chung Joo-won (April 28, 2016). "Joseon-era epic promises 'unexpected' adventures". Yonhap. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jeong Joon-hwa (May 2, 2016). "[어저께TV] '옥중화' 고수, 10분 등장만으로 증명한 가치". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ Park Jin-hai (May 8, 2016). "Flower in Prison set to be next hit drama". The Korea Times. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ Lee Hye-ah (July 21, 2016). "Halfway through, Flower of Prison leaves much to be expected". Yonhap. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 

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