Li Chen has been lonely and dull since he was a child. He has been ridiculed as a fool by people in the imperial palace. He has never enjoyed the real treatment of Prince since he was born 36 years ago. But no one can imagine that after he became king at the age of 36, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang suddenly broke out with unprecedented intelligence and martial arts. In just one year, he eliminated the niuli party struggle that had afflicted the Tang Empire for half a century, and it was extremely great It has contained the forces of domineering clans and eunuchs, recovered the whole territory of he and Huang which had been occupied by the Tubo people for nearly 100 years, and created the last glory in the middle and late period.
In the fifth year of Yuanhe, Li Chen was born in the 13th son of. According to the order of succession, Li Chen will never have the chance to do it. Moreover, his mother was born in a humble family. She was only a palace maiden, so although Li Chen was a prince, he could not enjoy the same treatment as other princes. Because of his identity, he was always ridiculed and teased by other princes. In order to cover up his inner shyness, he closed himself up. In the face of others, he could only reply with silence. Therefore, even his father thought that his son might have some dementia.
Growing up, Li Chen has been labeled as "mentally retarded" and has become the target of everyone's bullying. For example, one day, Li Ang entertained all the kings at the 16th house. At the banquet, all the people were drinking and talking happily. Li Chen was still sitting in the corner, dazed. When Leon saw it, he pointed to him and said, "who can let lichen speak? I'm very grateful." Li Ang was Li Chen's nephew, but in his eyes, Li Chen was obviously just a clown for fun. In the face of all the kings who came together, Li Chen remained silent. No matter how they teased, his face did not change at all, and he always looked as if he would accept it. This makes people very proud, but makes the prince in the seat suspicious. Li Yan is Li Ang's younger brother, later on. In the face of Li Chen, who was never sad or unhappy, he began to doubt whether he was really dementia, so in the later days, he seized every opportunity to test Li Chen.
After Li Yan ascended the throne, in a snowy afternoon, Li Chen and the kings went out with the emperor to step on the snow. When all the people came back, it was already, plus a banquet and drink during the break, no one noticed that the silly Li Chen had fallen from the horse and fell into the middle. Although the historical materials say that it was an accident, during Li Yan's reign, Li Chen experienced too many accidents. Every three or five minutes, he would fall off his horse, and he would fall on his feet when walking on the ground, which is really hard to place. This time, he was thrown into the ice and snow. Li Yan expected that he would not come back. But unexpectedly, the next morning the bodyguard came to report that Li Chen had reappeared in the 16th house.
In this way, Liyan decided that there was something wrong with Li Chen, so he decided to kill him directly to avoid future troubles. A few days later, poor Li Chen was caught by the eunuch who suddenly broke into Yongxiang. Yongxiang was the place where palace maids and concubines were imprisoned since the Han Dynasty. It was similar to the prison, where most of the prisoners were victims of political struggle. After Li Chen was imprisoned, he was bundled like a dumpling and thrown into the toilet. At that time, there was a eunuch beside Li Yan. He said to Li Yan, it's useless to keep this kind of fool. He just killed him with a knife. Li Yan agreed. However, the eunuch did not really kill Li Chen, but secretly transported him out of the palace and hid him for future use.
From then on, the fool who was once teased disappeared from the court. According to the records, he escaped to Zhejiang to become a monk, and some people said that he was under house arrest by the eunuch Qiu. In short, he was temporarily away from the complex imperial palace.
Six spring in Huichang. Li Yan is critically ill. His sons are young and have not yet set up a crown prince. Therefore, the hearts of the people of the whole country fluctuate. At that time, the eunuch had a great influence. When Wuzong died, the eunuch United others to bring out his secret weapon: Li Chen. Although Li Chen has always been regarded as a mentally retarded man, he is the uncle of Tang Wenzong and Tang Wuzong. He is absolutely old enough in terms of seniority, supported by eunuchs, and courtiers dare not object. So Li Chen, who had been forgotten, came back and became the emperor.
In the sixth year of Huichang, Li Chen ascended the throne to proclaim the emperor. The eunuchs who supported the stupid Emperor thought that they could control the world through controlling Li Chen, but they were shocked by a series of big actions of Li Chen.
Instead of being at a loss as many people think, he is very familiar with the handling of government affairs, just like a long-time honed prince. All of them woke up like a dream. All of them were acting before. The emperor, who had endured for thirty-six years, finally waited until that day for his radical reform. On the second day of his administration, the niuli party struggle, which lasted for more than 40 years, was resolved, making the central government more consolidated. Then, taking advantage of the Tubo civil strife, the Tubo was recovered, and the territory of the Tang Dynasty was divided and unified.
During his reign, Li Chen was very hardworking, and he was able to show his talents and follow the advice. He ordered people to write "Zhenguan dignitaries" on the screen in the house, so as to urge himself at all times. He also asked the academician of Hanlin to read "golden mirror" written by Taizong to himself every day. In order to be familiar with the names and ranks of officials of all sizes, Li Chen also specially made people compile the book "the imperial reading with members" and put it on the desk for reading at any time. Because Li Chen once lived in exile among the people, he knew the sufferings of the people deeply and sympathized with them. Under his rule, the Tang Dynasty had its last reign, known as "xiaozhenguan". Unfortunately, he finally died of taking the medicine of the golden elixir.
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