Shangguan Wan'er: the First Woman Premier in China

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Li Chongjun claimed in a forged secret order from Zhongzong that Wu Sansi and Shangguan Wan'er were plotting to assassinate Zhongzong, and sent 300 imperial guard cavalry to Wu Sansi's residence, where they killed Sansi, Chongxun and more than 10 of their lackeys.

Princess Anle was more fortunate than her husband, and escaped because she was in the imperial palace. But Li Chongjun himself led an army to the imperial palace, demanding that Empress Wei and Princess Anle be handed over.

Princess Anle had Zhongzong brought to safety at the Xuanwu Gate, and when Chongjun arrived there he saw Zhongzong sitting at the top of the gate tower with Shangguan Wan'er.

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Shangguan Wan'er: the First Woman Premier in China

Li Chongjun claimed in a forged secret order from Zhongzong that Wu Sansi and Shangguan Wan'er were plotting to assassinate Zhongzong, and sent 300 imperial guard cavalry to Wu Sansi's residence, where they killed Sansi, Chongxun and more than 10 of their lackeys.

Princess Anle was more fortunate than her husband, and escaped because she was in the imperial palace. But Li Chongjun himself led an army to the imperial palace, demanding that Empress Wei and Princess Anle be handed over.

Princess Anle had Zhongzong brought to safety at the Xuanwu Gate, and when Chongjun arrived there he saw Zhongzong sitting at the top of the gate tower with Shangguan Wan'er.

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