China's Forbidden City

The Reign of the Concubine
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Series 1 - Episode 2 The Reign of the Concubine

Wednesday 6pm - 7pm Smithsonian
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Summary

Concluding the history of the ancient seat of imperial power with an examination of one of the seedier elements of life at court - the concubines - and how their presence contributed to its humiliating decline.
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