A Qing dynasty prince would wake up before dawn to go to school. A typical school day began at five in the morning and ended at three in the afternoon. It lasted for at least ten hours! But all work and no play would make him a dull boy. In the palace, the people who played with the little princes were the eunuchs, and there were lots and lots of toys…

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Make a Qing dynasty emperor's crown

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