Shangguan Wan'er: the First Woman Premier in China

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Princess Anle was much loved and pampered by Zhongzong because she was pretty and good with words. She began pleading with him to depose Li Chongjun and make her the Crown Princess.

Zhongzong hesitated but eventually refused on the advice of Prime Minister Wei Yuanzhong.

Princess Anle then began to hate her father and also stir up conflict with the Crown Prince.

Li Chongjun saw that he was in danger from his scheming half-sister and stepmother, and finally launched a coup in 707 with Wei Yuanzhong and some generals in the Winged Forest imperial guards, exactly one year after he was made Crown Prince.

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Shangguan Wan'er: the First Woman Premier in China

Princess Anle was much loved and pampered by Zhongzong because she was pretty and good with words. She began pleading with him to depose Li Chongjun and make her the Crown Princess.

Zhongzong hesitated but eventually refused on the advice of Prime Minister Wei Yuanzhong.

Princess Anle then began to hate her father and also stir up conflict with the Crown Prince.

Li Chongjun saw that he was in danger from his scheming half-sister and stepmother, and finally launched a coup in 707 with Wei Yuanzhong and some generals in the Winged Forest imperial guards, exactly one year after he was made Crown Prince.

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