Shangguan Wan'er: the First Woman Premier in China

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Chongjun asked that Wan'er be handed over to them, and Wan'er fearing that Zhongzong would comply told him, "I believe he wants to first deal with me, and then move on to the Empress, and finally harm Your Majesty."

Zhongzong believed this, and ordered the suppression of Li Chongjun's coup. The eunuch Yang Sixu, who was known for his bravery, led a force of imperial guards in an attack on Chongjun's vanguard, slaying the commander Ye Huli. The coup army's morale began to waver.

Zhongzong then stepped out to the parapet of the tower and addressed the imperial guards on Chongjun's side: "You are supposed to be my guards, so why are you following these rebels? If you slay the traitors now, you need not fear that you will not become rich."

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Shangguan Wan'er: the First Woman Premier in China

Chongjun asked that Wan'er be handed over to them, and Wan'er fearing that Zhongzong would comply told him, "I believe he wants to first deal with me, and then move on to the Empress, and finally harm Your Majesty."

Zhongzong believed this, and ordered the suppression of Li Chongjun's coup. The eunuch Yang Sixu, who was known for his bravery, led a force of imperial guards in an attack on Chongjun's vanguard, slaying the commander Ye Huli. The coup army's morale began to waver.

Zhongzong then stepped out to the parapet of the tower and addressed the imperial guards on Chongjun's side: "You are supposed to be my guards, so why are you following these rebels? If you slay the traitors now, you need not fear that you will not become rich."

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