- Title: 화정 (華政) / Hwajeong
- Also known as: Splendid Politics
- Previously known as: Princess Jungmyung
- Genre: Historical, political, romance
- Episodes: 50
- Broadcast network: MBC
- Broadcast period: 2015-Apr-13 to 2015-Sep-29
- Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00
- Original Soundtrack: Hwajung OST
This interpretation tells of Gwanghae as the son of a concubine and secondary heir, who in his thirst for power, usurps the Crown and ousts his half-sister Jungmyung from the palace. Gwanghae is then deposed in a coup by the Westerners, who replace him with Injo. Extremely paranoid and wanting to stabilise his position, he is also out for Jungmyung's life.
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- Main Cast
- Royal Family & Associates
- Gunpowder Associates
- Court & Associates
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- This drama interprets real-life Prince Gwanghae as an scheming manipulator who ursurps the crown from the rightful bloodline.
- Jo Yeo Jung is loosely based on King Injo's favourite Concubine Jo. In this adaption, she begins as a lady in waiting to Kim Kae Shi.