As argued by the historian Alison Weir, Anne probably had enough time to realize the gravity of her situation.
Emperor Qianlong's harem has been cast into the spotlight recently——with a hit airing at the moment and to come.
Because that's what it came down to in the end, confronting the reality of what we've become and deciding that, no, things can be different, that they can be better.
Unlike Queen Katherine, Empress Fucha never lost her husband's favour.
Her rapid ascension across the ranks is therefore remarkable.
The stone factory walls remain standing in the shade of leafy palms.
She had been in attendance at the emperor's court ever since she was a girl of sixteen.
Of course, given the largely discrepant cultures and historical factors, such a comparison is only superficial at best.