Henry VII of England / 16th-17th century

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Henry VII (28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was King of England and Lord of Ireland from seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, and the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

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Margaret, Countess of Salisbury

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Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (1473 – 1541), was the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, the brother of kings Edward IV and Richard III. She was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses.

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Wolf Hall (2015) Episode5

In 1535, King Henry VIII’s attempt to be declared Head of the Church in England has been denied by the Holy Roman Emperor. Meanwhile, Anne Boleyn’s failure to produce a male heir leads Henry toward Jane Seymour.

Wolf Hall Episode5 characters

Wolf Hall episode5

Episode5 Plot (1535-1536)

In 1535, King Henry VIII’s attempt to be declared Head of the Church in England has been denied by the Holy Roman Emperor. Meanwhile, Anne Boleyn’s failure to produce a male heir leads Henry toward Jane Seymour.
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War & Peace (2016) / The Russian Campaign, 1812

A mini-series about the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in Russia as they vie for power following Napoleon’s invasion. Based on Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel.

A mini-series about the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in Russia as they vie for power following Napoleon’s invasion. Based on Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel.

Plot 1805 – 1820

The saga begins in Russia in 1805. When Pierre, Natasha and Andrei are first introduced to viewers, their youthful ambition, despite their privileged circumstances, is to find meaning in their lives. Kind-hearted but awkward Pierre, the illegitimate son of Russia’s richest man, wants to change the world for the better. The spirited Natasha is searching for true love, while handsome and gallant Andrei, frustrated with the superficiality of society, seeks a higher purpose. Continue reading “War & Peace (2016) / The Russian Campaign, 1812”

Wolf Hall (2015) Episode4

In 1533, Anne Boleyn has given birth to a daughter, much to King Henry VIII’s disdain. As Anne’s paranoia over her inability to produce a son grows, Thomas Cromwell tries to convince Sir Thomas More to sanctify the royal marriage.

Wolf Hall Episode4 characters

Wolf Hall episode4 characters

Episode4 Plot (1533-1535)

In 1533, Anne Boleyn has given birth to a daughter, much to King Henry VIII’s disdain. As Anne’s paranoia over her inability to produce a son grows, Thomas Cromwell tries to convince Sir Thomas More to sanctify the royal marriage.
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Wolf Hall (2015) Episode3

As 1529 draws to a close, Cardinal Wolsey moves to York while Cromwell attempts to gain support for him from King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and in the process, gradually wins favor for himself.

Wolf Hall Episode3 characters

Wolf Hall episode3

Episode3 Plot (1531-1533)

In 1531, King Henry VIII has proposed a bill which will make him the Head of the Church in England and allow him to marry Anne Boleyn. However, his plans are met with a series of complications. Continue reading “Wolf Hall (2015) Episode3”

Wolf Hall (2015) Episode2

As 1529 draws to a close, Cardinal Wolsey moves to York while Cromwell attempts to gain support for him from King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and in the process, gradually wins favor for himself.

Wolf Hall Episode2 characters

Wolf Hall2

Episode2 Plot (1529-1531)

As 1529 draws to a close, Cardinal Wolsey moves to York while Cromwell attempts to gain support for him from King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and in the process, gradually wins favor for himself.

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The Duke of Mount Deer (1984) / 3) Ming restorationist movements

Anti-Qing sentiment refers to a sentiment principally held in China against the Manchu ruling during the Qing dynasty (1644–1912). The Qing was accused of destroying traditional Han culture by forcing Han to wear their hair in a queue in the Manchu style.

The rallying slogan of anti-Qing activists was “Fǎn Qīng fù Míng” (反淸復明; literally: “Oppose Qing and restore Ming”)

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Historical background

Anti-Qing sentiment refers to a sentiment principally held in China against the Manchu ruling during the Qing dynasty (1644–1912). The Qing was accused of destroying traditional Han culture by forcing Han to wear their hair in a queue in the Manchu style.

The rallying slogan of anti-Qing activists was “Fǎn Qīng fù Míng” (反淸復明; literally: “Oppose Qing and restore Ming”).

Ming loyalists ineffectively resisted the Qing dynasty from various refuges in the south for a generation. Their so-called Nan (Southern) Ming dynasty principally included the prince of Fu (弘光帝), the prince of Tang (Longwu, 隆武帝), the prince of Lu (Zhu Yihai, no reign name), and the prince of Gui (Yongli, 永曆帝). The loyalist coastal raider Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga) and his heirs held out on Taiwan until 1683. Continue reading “The Duke of Mount Deer (1984) / 3) Ming restorationist movements”

The Duke of Mount Deer (1984) / Early Kangxi Period

The Duke of Mount Deer (1984), a Hong Kong TV series adapted from Louis Cha (Jin Yong)’s novel The Deer and the Cauldron, produced by TVB and starring Andy Lau and Tony Leung.

Set in the beginning of the Qing dynasty, a rebellious group which still holds sacred the bloodline of the Ming dynasty plans to overthrow the Qing dynasty. Meanwhile, Kang Xi is a young emperor trying to gain actual control of his position..

The Duke of Mount Deer (1984) is a Hong Kong TV series adapted from Louis Cha (Jin Yong)’s novel The Deer and the Cauldron, produced by TVB and starring Andy Lau and Tony Leung.

SYNOPSIS (1666-1689)

Set in the beginning of the Qing dynasty, a rebellious group which still holds sacred the bloodline of the Ming dynasty plans to overthrow the Qing dynasty. Meanwhile, Kang Xi is a young emperor trying to gain actual control of his position.

The story follows a young man named Wei Siu Bo. By coincidence, he is taken into the palace by a powerful eunich and accidentally makes friends with the emperor. He also finds himself made into the disciple of Chen Jing Nan, the leader of the rebels. Throughout his adventures, he encounters seven beauties with whom he falls in love with or manages to get himself involved with, one after another. And also, he finds himself in greater dilemma trying to keep both emperor and his Si Fu, Chen Jing Nan, from knowing his relationship with the other and also at the same time trying to remain loyal to both. —Dramawiki Continue reading “The Duke of Mount Deer (1984) / Early Kangxi Period”