By Robert Carter
Published: June 4, 2012.
Imagine a civil war that left 150 million people dead. A war waged ruthlessly by the Emperor against his own helpless people. A war continued against all odds by a rebel leader who thought himself the brother of Jesus Christ. The Americans, British and French were caught up in the catastrophe that ensued. In the Manchu court, we watch Yehonala rise from concubine to become an all-powerful Empress.