This drama follows the life of Princess Jung Myung of 17th century Choson, who had to take on the life of a dead woman, amidst a power struggle between her sibling for the crown. Hwajung reveals a truth within history.The nation and the crown doesn't belong to those with the most power, but to those fighting for the good and the truth.
S01:E01 - Season 1, Episode 1
Soldiers find a corpse in the mountains while they were on patrol. There was a letter that was telling the future of the royal palace.
S01:E02 - Season 1, Episode 2
Imhae was caught trying to take the throne from his brother. Messengers came from Ming to check if Imhae was really crazy or not.
S01:E03 - Season 1, Episode 3
The Prince and Princess escape the palace to go out and see the town festival. They run into trouble at a tavern but is saved by Hong Juwon.
S01:E04 - Season 1, Episode 4
Haneum finds out that the king is developing weapons to fight the Ming in secret. Youngchang and his side of the family are all charged with treason.
S01:E05 - Season 1, Episode 5
Jungmyung runs away from the palace after the queen realized that it was the princess the prophecy was talking about. Juwon and Haneum comes to save the princess.
S01:E06 - Season 1, Episode 6
The princess is captured on a slave ship headed to Japan. She is then sold to mine sulfur with other people from Joseon.
S01:E07 - Season 1, Episode 7
Kubok and the princess becomes friends at the sulfur mines and escapes from an explosion. The princess decides to live as Hwai at the mines.
S01:E08 - Season 1, Episode 8
Hwai succeeds in getting in to Edo thanks to the Joseon Envoy arrive on time. Hwai helps Juwon escape from thugs and finds out his name.
S01:E09 - Season 1, Episode 9
Hwai connects Juwon with Idachi to make a deal to smuggle sulfer to Joseon. Juwon and his men gets caught in the middle of receiving sulfer.
S01:E10 - Season 1, Episode 10
Hwai escapes from jail with the help of Jagyung and Juwon. But she had to leave Jagyung behind to get to the ship to escape to Joseon.
S01:E11 - Season 1, Episode 11
Hwai goes to the armory with Juwon hoping she can see Kwanhae. Hwai shows the people at the armory how to smelt sulfer.
S01:E12 - Season 1, Episode 12
Hwai finds out that the diggers are allowed to go in to where her mother is held. When she runs to see her mother there was an accident at the armory.
S01:E13 - Season 1, Episode 13
Hwai escapes from holding and goes on to meet Kang Inu to ask for help. She then meets with other craftsmen from the armory and finds out what happened.
S01:E14 - Season 1, Episode 14
Hwai and Inu catches the real culprit for terrorizing the armory. Hwai goes looking for her bracelet and ends up meeting Kaesi and goes to see the king.
S01:E15 - Season 1, Episode 15
Hwai's mother starts to look around and gather information about the beads she found. Hwai tries to run away from the armor when she was called on.
S01:E16 - Season 1, Episode 16
Hwai meets with Kyosan to make a deal with him to see her mother. Kyosan tricks her and puts the Queen in a trap.
S01:E17 - Season 1, Episode 17
Inu finds out who Hwai really is and decides to help her save the Queen. Hwai decides to tell Juwon about her and shows up in front of the king.
S01:E18 - Season 1, Episode 18
The king makes his decision on what to do with the queen and her treason. The king tells Juwon to allow Hwai and her mother to meet.
S01:E19 - Season 1, Episode 19
Hwai plans with the king to go meet with Kyosan to get him in a trap. Kyosan tricks Hwai and plans to attack the armory instead of the king directly.
S01:E20 - Season 1, Episode 20
The king declares martial law after the attempted explosion at the armory. Kim Kaeshi tries to call Hwai back to the palace and tries to kill her.
S01:E21 - Season 1, Episode 21
Kwanghae decides to introduce Jungmyung in front of all the people at a ceremony. Jungmyung decides to stay and continue to work at the armory.
S01:E22 - Season 1, Episode 22
Juwon and Jungmyung goes to find Idachi and find out information about the war. Neungyang finds out about the information and decides to try to change the kings mind again.
S01:E23 - Season 1, Episode 23
Prince Neungyang gets granted an audience to see the king due to his public death pledge. Princess Jongmyong decides to march alongside the armory.
S01:E24 - Season 1, Episode 24
The king appoints a field marshal and sends his army and armory to support the Ming at war. Kaesi calls Yojong to have her sent to the palace.
S01:E25 - Season 1, Episode 25
The Joseon Army wins the first battle against the Jin. The Ming decides to march on the the Jin's capitol after winning their first battle.
S01:E26 - Season 1, Episode 26
The armory returns from the war without Lord Hong. Prince Neungyang throws a birthday celebration for the queen with a coup in mind, but Jongmyong intervenes.
S01:E27 - Season 1, Episode 27
Lady Kim suggests that Princess Jongmyong marry Inu to protect the king. The king makes a deal to serve the khan of Jin, in exchange for their prisoners. Prince Neungyang plans another rebellion at the armory, but fails again due to Princess Jongmyong's intervention.
S01:E28 - Season 1, Episode 28
Jongmyong asks the King to allow her to marry Inu. Ja Kyung helps Lord Hong escape and takes him back to Joseon. Jajom plans to overthrow the King and has Jomyong poisoned and kidnapped.
S01:E29 - Season 1, Episode 29
Lord Hong feels responsible for being unable to protect the king and Jongmyong. The king and Kaesi reminisce about the past and their ambitions. The king gives his last orders to protect the princess, his people, and his nation before the coup.
S01:E30 - Season 1, Episode 30
Neungyang raids the palace with the council members and takes over the throne. Jongmyong holds a public supplication to have the armory released. Jajom advises Neungyang to send Kwanghae into exile.
S01:E31 - Season 1, Episode 31
Inu brings the royal edict to close down the armory and turn it into storage. The princess makes a deal with Jajom to receive land to grow her power.
S01:E32 - Season 1, Episode 32
Yojong and the king decides to put the princess in a trap to get rid of her. The king orders his men to arrests Eunsol and her mother.
S01:E33 - Season 1, Episode 33
They confine the princess and sets to interrogate Eunsol and her mother. Jichun comes to visit the princess and tells her people are working to free them.
S01:E34 - Season 1, Episode 34
The princess, Ensol and Okju are all released from prison after finding evidence of their innocence. The princess meets with her people to plan revenge.
S01:E35 - Season 1, Episode 35
Jongmyong asks Neungyang to take the opportunity to be a good king. Juwon and Jongmyong are set to marry causing a stir among those in the palace.
S01:E36 - Season 1, Episode 36
Former Commissioner Yi Kwal and his men start a coup on the day of Jongmyong's wedding.
S01:E37 - Season 1, Episode 37
Yi Kwal imprisons those left in the palace and makes a deal with Jongmyong.
S01:E38 - Season 1, Episode 38
Inu joins forces with Juwon to take back the palace from Yi kwal.
S01:E39 - Season 1, Episode 39
Ten years later, the people of Joseon who were held captive by the Jin try to make it back home.
S01:E40 - Season 1, Episode 40
Envoy from the Qing arrive to the palace and demand Joseon to become vassal states.
S01:E41 - Season 1, Episode 41
Neungyang rejects the Qing's offer to become a vassal state.
S01:E42 - Season 1, Episode 42
Joseon prepares for a second war with the Qing.
S01:E43 - Season 1, Episode 43
The Crown Prince and Prince Bongnim return to Joseon.
S01:E44 - Season 1, Episode 44
The Crown Prince begs Neungyang for understanding, but gets rejected and accused of treason.
S01:E45 - Season 1, Episode 45
The Crown Prince is found dead in his quarters. The ministers of the court try to place a new crown prince while the king is away.
S01:E46 - Season 1, Episode 46
Neungyang appoints Bongnim as Crown Prince.
S01:E47 - Season 1, Episode 47
Kang Juson frames Viceroy for treason. Neungyang chooses Kim Ryu as his acting regent and gives his final edict as king.
S01:E48 - Season 1, Episode 48
Neungyang declares his final edict as king. Kang Juson escapes and meets with Drogon from the Qing. Kim Jajom decides to help Jongmyong.
S01:E49 - Season 1, Episode 49
Lady Kang sends assassins to kill Inu. Jongmyong convinces the king to send the viceroy to meet with the Qing.
S01:E50 - Season 1, Episode 50
Inu takes a bullet for Juwon. Hyojong arrests everyone associated with Kang Juson and punishes them for their crimes. Jongmyong and Juwon decide to return to the armory.