Wu Zetian: China's Only Female Sovereign

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brother, her fourth son, Li Dan (661-716). This latest emperor was known as Ruizong.

All along, Wu was the puppet master and ruled the empire through her son, who had no option but to do what she told him. Finally, in 690 Wu usurped the throne and declared that the empire would henceforth be ruled by the Zhou Dynasty from her capital city, Luoyang.

To achieve her ambitions she was as ruthless as it was possible to be. She appointed sadistic and cruel officials to seek out and eliminate any opposition to her regime. Not only were those who opposed her cruelly put to death, but so were many

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Wu Zetian: China's Only Female Sovereign brother, her fourth son, Li Dan (661-716). This latest emperor was known as Ruizong.

All along, Wu was the puppet master and ruled the empire through her son, who had no option but to do what she told him. Finally, in 690 Wu usurped the throne and declared that the empire would henceforth be ruled by the Zhou Dynasty from her capital city, Luoyang.

To achieve her ambitions she was as ruthless as it was possible to be. She appointed sadistic and cruel officials to seek out and eliminate any opposition to her regime. Not only were those who opposed her cruelly put to death, but so were many
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