Will McKay was a very lucky young man. Over the course of two years starting in 1885, he had married his sweetheart Anne, been blessed with a healthy newborn son, and with them at his side was about to embark on a trip to Korea paid for by Thomas Edison.
In 1863, 12-year-old Gojong was crowned Monarch of the Korean Empire. As Korea was forced out of isolationism in the 1870s the country began to move towards Western innovation and technology. One of these was the development of electricity, which had been introduced into Korea through Japan and China. [Read more…] about Until His Luck Ran Out: The Story of William McKay