Wu Zetian: China's Only Female Sovereign

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she began to compete with Empress Wang and the senior concubine, Xiaoshu, for the favor of the emperor. To achieve her goals, Wu killed off the other favored concubines.

She even murdered her own infant daughter in order to frame Empress Wang for the crime.

In 655, Emperor Gaozong promoted Wu to the position of Empress in place of Wang. Before long, both the former empress and Xiaoshu were put to death as a result of Wu's scheming. At long last, her position at court was secure.

Her resourcefulness and discernment meant that she was highly esteemed by her

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Wu Zetian: China's Only Female Sovereign she began to compete with Empress Wang and the senior concubine, Xiaoshu, for the favor of the emperor. To achieve her goals, Wu killed off the other favored concubines.

She even murdered her own infant daughter in order to frame Empress Wang for the crime.

In 655, Emperor Gaozong promoted Wu to the position of Empress in place of Wang. Before long, both the former empress and Xiaoshu were put to death as a result of Wu's scheming. At long last, her position at court was secure.

Her resourcefulness and discernment meant that she was highly esteemed by her
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