Shangguan Wan'er: the First Woman Premier in China

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Zhongzong was a weak man who dared not do anything about his wife's infidelity and instead silenced those who brought up the embarassing matter, and Empress Wei soon began aspiring to follow in the imperial footsteps of Wu Zetian.

In this she was encouraged by the equally ambitious Shangguan Wan'er and Princess Anle.

Their main obstacle was the Crown Prince Li Chongjun. He was not Empress Wei's biological son, and the son whom she herself had borne to Li Xian had been murdered by Wu Zetian.

Empress Wei, Princess Anle, and Shangguan Wan'er were determined to eliminate Chongjun and found their own dynasty ruled by the Wei.

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Shangguan Wan'er: the First Woman Premier in China

Zhongzong was a weak man who dared not do anything about his wife's infidelity and instead silenced those who brought up the embarassing matter, and Empress Wei soon began aspiring to follow in the imperial footsteps of Wu Zetian.

In this she was encouraged by the equally ambitious Shangguan Wan'er and Princess Anle.

Their main obstacle was the Crown Prince Li Chongjun. He was not Empress Wei's biological son, and the son whom she herself had borne to Li Xian had been murdered by Wu Zetian.

Empress Wei, Princess Anle, and Shangguan Wan'er were determined to eliminate Chongjun and found their own dynasty ruled by the Wei.

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