This intriguing documentary series takes the viewer back to a time not long ago when much of the world was ruled by powerful monarchies.
The viewer witnesses the daily goings-on in the palaces of 17th century China, Korea, and Japan, retold by experts in the politics and social life of the day.
Part 1 focuses on the kungnyo, the women of the palace who served as concubines and advisers, and even created some of their own palace intrigue.
Part 2 delves into the world of the eunuchs who served as handlers to the kings and other royals.
Part 3 follows the life of queens, from their private lives to the intrigue between the king's wife and his consorts.