Introduction: history is originally a continuous event in uninterrupted time. However, the history that exists in our memory is often the flash of some leaps. For example, we often think that under the Qin emperor is Hanwu, and after the xionghan Dynasty is the prosperous Tang Dynasty. For the rest, I'm afraid it's nothing. What I am interested in is not so? We can easily think of it. I'm afraid that there are only one hundred emperors, namely, fantangtaizong, a generation of empress dowagers and fengliutianzi. But what is the face of history between the peaks? I often think that the charm of history lies in its twists and turns. In other words, only when we see the existence of the wave valley can we really understand the value of the wave crest, and only when we study the secret of the wave valley deeply can we understand how to reach the wave crest.
And we are talking about the eight or nine years' history from the end of Wu Zetian's iron blood rule to the arrival of Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty. There is no doubt that this is a trough in the history of Tang Dynasty, which has lasted for nearly 300 years, but it is also a prelude full of conspiracy, blood and hope before the arrival of the golden age of Huazhang. It's extremely unusual that this period of turbulent upper class rule is also a red makeup era in which women come on stage and make full use of their beauty in politics.
First look at the turbulence. After the end of the reign of Empress Wu Zetian, the Tang Dynasty entered the most turbulent period. In more than eight years, there have been five palace coups. Two (Empress Wu and Emperor Tang Shangdi) were forced to abdicate. One (emperor) died in an ambiguous way, and the other (emperor) was forced to become the supreme emperor. Why is there such a mess?. The ensuing chaos has its profound historical roots and is the result of decades of rule by Empress Wu. For half a century, Wu Zetian, as a woman, held power and ruled the world,. The two "heretic" forces, women and foreign surnames, jointly impacted the rule of the family and the world of the Tang Dynasty and caused unprecedented confusion in the succession of the throne. After Wu Zetian's curtain call on the political stage, a variety of political forces came to the stage in turn, and more women and foreign surnames began to dream of emperor one after another. There are many people who want to be the emperor and covet the throne, so the coup has become a common occurrence. For a time, "ask the vast land, who is the master of ups and downs"?
Look at red make-up again, it's more interesting. Wu Zetian was not a feminist, and there was no element of feminism in her rule. However, her success overturned the traditional idea that only men could be emperors, and also stimulated the political ambition of a group of palace women. Example is power. Driven by her, those women who have lived and witnessed her amazing success all regard her as their role model, chasing the highest power endlessly like moths fighting fire. Of these court women, four are the most famous. Which four? Empress Wu's daughter-in-law, Empress Wu's granddaughter, Princess Anle, Empress Wu appreciates the promoted talented daughter, and Empress Wu's own daughter.
Empress Wei is the empress of Tang Zhongzong, the third son of Empress Wu Zetian, who is famous for his immorality and ruthlessness in history. According to the existing historical records, not only did she not keep the women's way when her husband was alive, but also she was crazy. In order to become an emperor as soon as possible, she killed her husband in pain and poisoned him. Looking at Princess Anle, there are many descriptions of her. She is the most beautiful princess in the history of the Tang Dynasty, known as "dazzling and moving the world"; she is also the most favored princess in the Tang Dynasty, and her father and mother are obedient to her; she is also the most ambitious princess in the Tang Dynasty, who boldly proposed to be "Empress Dowager" and later to take over as emperor; she is also the most vicious princess in the Tang Dynasty, and the history books say that she conspired with her mother to poison her own biological father, Tang Zhong Zong Li shows. In addition, Shangguan Wan'er and Wu Zetian had the same hatred of killing their father, but she was deeply appreciated by Wu Zetian. Although she was born in yeting female slave, she was able to judge the talented people in the world. What's more, she drafted an imperial edict for the emperor, known as "the Prime Minister of the women". The scenery was boundless, but at the end of the day, she had a calculated end, and died miserably with the imperial edict she drafted. Of course, the most legendary one is Princess Taiping. She has an emperor's father (), an emperor's mother (Empress Wu) and three emperor's elder brothers (filial piety to the emperor, Li Xian, and Ruizong Tang), but her biggest dream is to be an emperor herself. She took part in the overthrow of an emperor (Empress Wu) and established two emperors (emperor Zhongzong and Emperor Ruizong of the Tang Dynasty), but she could not escape the tragic fate and died in the hands of her own Emperor (Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty). This book talks about the era, which starts from a coup in which she participated and ends with a coup against her. Although these legendary women have different origins and personalities, they all have one thing in common, that is, they ignore the gender division of labor outside the male Lord and the female Lord and the ban on women's participation in politics, and openly pursue the political power that is regarded as the ban on politics. Throughout the history of China, there have never been so many women engaged in the fierce and complicated political competition at the same time, so it is also an unprecedented and charming era of red makeup.
However, these palace ladies who added a lot of splendor to history, whether they wanted to be a female emperor or a female prime minister, failed in the end. Among these people, the last one to end her dream is Princess Taiping. We may be full of curiosity and questions about such an outcome. It is reasonable to say that Princess Taiping and Empress Wu are the closest among all kinds of women. She was born in her mother's family. Her appearance and character are similar to her mother's, and her intelligence and ability are not inferior to her mother's. why can Empress Wu spend all her time, and finally become a treasure and enjoy it? But Princess Taiping can't even enjoy peace. Although she was once famous, she can only enjoy it three feet in the end Bai Ling ends her life? What is the difference between them? Is it personal quality, historical opportunity, or the deeper root? It's also political women. Why is Wu Zetian like a star in Chinese history, shining with dazzling light all the time, while Princess Taiping is like a meteor breaking through the night sky, although once brilliant, but fleeting? After Princess Taiping's death, The era of red make-up in the history of Tang Dynasty also came to an end. However, the Li Tang Dynasty has entered the most prosperous and prosperous era of the early Yuan Dynasty. Does this mean the personal failure of these women or the inevitable choice of the times?
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