Guide: according to the traditional historian's point of view, it is undoubtedly a collective defeat of Li Tang's clan power to be named Zhou on behalf of Tang Dynasty. In the "Shi Chen Yue" at the end of the biographies of the twenty-three sons of Gaozu and the princes of Taizong, the old book of the Tang mentioned that because the sons of these clans didn't strive, they only had "the name of sealing the books" but no "solid rock", which led to the fall of the imperial power and usurpation by the Empress Wu. Among them, the most stubborn are the 22nd son, the younger brother of Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty, and Li Zhi's uncle, Tengwang and Li Yuanying. This man is not only a day-to-day dandy anointed Liang, but also a corrupt prince who oppresses the officials and the people.
Li Yuanying was born in a bad year. Judging from the time when he was appointed king and other factors, his birth should be a little later than his younger generation, Emperor Gaozong Li Zhi of Tang Dynasty. Li Zhi, Emperor Gaozong of Tang Dynasty, was named king of Jin as early as the fifth year of Zhenguan, while Li Yuanying was the first king of Zhenguan in the 13th year. Although it can't be used as the absolute basis to judge the age, at least when Li Zhi, Emperor Gaozong of Tang Dynasty, was practicing the throne at the beginning of 21 in the 23rd year of Zhenguan reign, as the emperor's uncle, Li Yuanying, the little prince, should be only a half child. This is not hard to be confirmed from the details of the admonition written to this uncle at the beginning of Gaozong's accession, such as the admonition to shoot people with slingshot.
The prince is called "the Dragon son". He was born to be different from ordinary children. Li Yuanying was granted the title of King Teng at a very young age, enjoying the support of 800 farmhouses in the Fengyi (today's Tengzhou area in Shandong Province), and was awarded the post of governor of Jinzhou (today's Ankang area in Shaanxi Province). As for his performance in the process of growing up, in the official history, Gao Zong's admonition contained in the biographies of Li Yuanying, King Teng of the old Tang Dynasty is described in detail. In the book commandment, Li Yuanying was also mentioned as "a child who had heard about poetry and rites, and had inherited the righteousness and discipline" and received systematic and good Confucian classic education. Since the emperor Gaozu of Tang Dynasty, the three generations of the capital hoped that he could read the books of sages "diligently" and gradually develop good moral character. However, Li Yuanying repeatedly "disobeyed the rules and regulations" and got together with many officials in his palace to enjoy dance and acrobatics, ignored the city ban system and often opened the gate at night. At that time, during the funeral period after Emperor Taizong's death, Li Yuanying, the king of Teng, frequently sang and danced, which had a bad impact.
Li Yuanying, as a prince and also a local governor, was supposed to go to the grass-roots level to "patrol the people" and "observe the customs" among the villagers. However, he left the so-called "the most important thing in Li Yuan" and the people's suffering and took them to the territory of his jurisdiction to borrow hounds and bird nets, all of them interested in hunting. Li Yuanying, a villain, especially likes to play with slingshot. He rides on horseback and carries bullets when there are many people in the field during the busy farming season. He uses the working farmers as targets to practice shooting and watch the farmers scatter to escape for fun. Li Yuanying plays games with the government's "drive away villains" and "advocate superior and inferior officials" all day long, which makes the government's subordinates do nothing and feel very embarrassed. Season, they also like to play a kind of called "bury people with snow", its cruelty is unbearable to watch. In addition, Li Yuanying often makes his family servants tease and insult officials who come to work.
In order to strengthen the control, in the assessment of the officials of that year, Gaozong set a "down and up" assessment result for his little uncle, expecting him to be ashamed of it and make progress. Later, Li Yuanying, a little older, moved to Suzhou to be the governor of Suzhou, and then to be the governor of Hongzhou. As soon as Li Yuanying, the king of Teng, arrived in Hongzhou (now Nanchang, Jiangxi Province), he built the Tengwang Pavilion, which was not much at that time, but became an important historical and cultural site in the future. According to the relevant research data of Tengwang Pavilion, when Li Yuanying was transferred to the governor of Hongzhou, he brought a group of Kabuki from Suzhou, where he had a feast and danced all day long. Later, he built the pavilion as a separate house near the river, which is actually a place for singing and dancing. So it seems that Li Yuanying's habit of loving dogs and horses is still unchanged, but at this time, Emperor Shan Gao is far away and nobody cares about him. When Li Yuanying was the governor of Hongzhou, he added a worse "hobby", that is, bullying men and bullying women.
There is a story written by Zhang Zhuo of the Tang Dynasty: Li Yuan, son of Li Yuan, Gaozu of the Tang Dynasty, and Li Yuanying, King Teng, once appointed Hongzhou (now Nanchang, Jiangxi Province) as an assassin. Tengwang Pavilion, one of the three famous buildings in Jiangnan, was built by him at that time. However, Teng Wang is a man. The wives of his officials, as long as they are beautiful, have almost been raped by him. He often called the wives of the officials to enter the palace in the name of the princess, and once the wives of the officials entered the palace, they would be forced to go to bed by him.
At that time, there was a clerk in charge of documents called Cui Jian. When his wife first came to Hongzhou, King Teng sent someone to call her. Cui Jian is in a dilemma. If she doesn't go, she is afraid of offending Teng Wang. If she goes, she is afraid of being insulted by Teng Wang. Zheng said, "it's peaceful and prosperous now. Does he dare to do anything wrong?" so he went to the small pavilion outside the door of Prince Teng's mansion. Teng Wang had been waiting there for a long time. When he saw Zheng's coming in, he went forward to insult her. Zheng shouted. "He's King Teng," said the attendants Zheng said, "how could Teng Wang be so obscene? He must be a domestic slave!" he took off a shoe and hit Teng Wang in the head. It's not good to hit him with shoes, and then scratch Teng Wang's face with his fingers. When the princess heard the news, Zheng was able to escape home.
Teng Wang didn't take care of his official duties for more than ten days. When he recovered from his injury and went to the Yamen office, Cui Jian asked him for a crime. Teng Wang felt that his face was swept, so he hurriedly returned to the back hall and showed up a month later. After this, the wives of the officials who had been called by Teng Wang were all ashamed.
The above historical materials about Li Yuanying were also collected by other historians in the biographies of Li Yuanying, King Teng of the new Tang Dynasty. It is also said that Li Yuanying was relegated to Chuzhou because of his "sitting method". This punishment should also have something to do with his bad deeds. After Li Yuanying "came back" from Chuzhou, he was appointed governor of Shouzhou. Later, he was moved to Longzhou, where he "failed to follow the law" and insulted Pei Yu, the official who "corrected his mistakes" and dared to criticize him, and was once again reported to Emperor Gaozong. In addition, according to the detailed biography of Li Yuan, the king of the river in the old Tang Dynasty, Li Yuan, Li Yuan's elder brother, is a corrupt official with "a great constitution and ten girdles". He can eat and drink several strong men, and he is also a corrupt official who is "greedy and despicable in nature, gathers more gold treasures, seeks for nothing and suffers from officials". At that time, people juxtaposed Li Yuanxiang's greed with Li Yuanying, King Teng, Li Yun, and Li Feng, King Guo. All the scholars who were not authorized to be officials in these four royal houses complained more than those who were sent to the wild areas of Lingnan. People also made up a formula: "prefer danxiang, ya, Zhen, Bai, not Jiang, Teng, Jiang, Guo." It can be seen from this.
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