Typical Noble Family House, the Birthplace of Queen Jung Suun in Choson Dynasty
I heard from my friend that the birthplace of Queen Jung Suun was very nice place. Finally I could have visited the house of birthplace of Queen Jung Suun for several days ago. Queen Jung Suun was a wife of King Young JO in Choson Dynasty. King Young Jo had reigned his kingdom for 52 years. King Young Jo was notorious for killing his son.
Queen Jung Suun was king Young JO's 2nd wife. When King got married, he was 66 years old and Queen Jung Suun was 15 years old.
Later Queen Jung Suun could have very strong political Power. Her step son king Jeong Jo was not against to the Catholic Church, but Queen Jung Suun was very hostele to the Catholic. So actually she started religious persecution to the Catholic Church. Many Catholic believers had suffered persecution.
Among those martyrs, there were so many her hometown people. They were executed in the fortress not far from her house of birthplace.
Queen Jung Suun had very complicated character in Choson dynasty political process. I think I could have chance to post about Choson Dynasty politics in some time.
Anyway today I'd like show her house which was well preserved. Until now her descendants are living there. Some of households had been burned away by accident, the main building is still excellent.
There were monuments of showing royalty to country in front of house. The monument meaned that the ancestors of this family had dedicated their life to keep king and save country.
Very handsome tree was planted in front of the main gate,
Inside of house
Bonsai on the garden
Owner of this house was the descendant of Queen's family. He was a mayor of this city. He opened his house to tourist.
Next to this house, there was a house where the Queen had been living in her childhood before marriage.
I will post on that next time.