Re: Ahh. Some clarity emerges
Posted by Martin C. on 2/10/2006, 6:57:35, in reply to "Ahh. Some clarity emerges"
: My wife picked up a couple of interesting
: items from the Korean language accounts.
: First, it seems Princess Haewon has been
: living "like a beggar, in a
: near-slum", so her relatives got
: together to help her out and did this
: ceremony for her to recoginize her. A more
: unposed photo in one of the Korean papers
: shows her seated on the "dragon
: throne', but with a couple of younger
: relatives, and all of them wiping away
: The deeper motive may be that the group is
: interested in reclaiming land that belonged
: to Kojong, Princess Haewon's grandfather. I
: assume the land was confiscated by the
: Japanese, and no compensation ever offered.
: Likely it's pretty valuable land by now.
: This caught my wife's attention, because of
: course her clan has some similar losses, but
: land disputes within a family can be quite
But from some earlier comments in this thread I got the impression that Princess Haewon's elevation was a sham? But on the other hand, the Prince does also not seem to have good claims. Or is this just a matter of faith?