Shangguan Wan'er: the First Woman Premier in China

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The imperial guards realised that it was not really Zhongzong's order to kill Wu Sansi and company, and switched sides, killing most of their commanders.

Chongjun fled from Chang'an with a hundred or so of his followers, but was murdered by one of his subordinates while sleeping under a tree. Wei Yuanzhong was banished to Guizhou.

Now that Wu Sansi was dead, Empress Wei decided to rely more on her own kinsmen, the Wei clan. Many of them were enfeoffed as princes, as part of her plan to replace the Tang with her own dynasty.

Princess Anle, widowed with the death of Chongxun, remarried another Wu - Wu Chengsi's son Yanxiu.

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Shangguan Wan'er: the First Woman Premier in China

The imperial guards realised that it was not really Zhongzong's order to kill Wu Sansi and company, and switched sides, killing most of their commanders.

Chongjun fled from Chang'an with a hundred or so of his followers, but was murdered by one of his subordinates while sleeping under a tree. Wei Yuanzhong was banished to Guizhou.

Now that Wu Sansi was dead, Empress Wei decided to rely more on her own kinsmen, the Wei clan. Many of them were enfeoffed as princes, as part of her plan to replace the Tang with her own dynasty.

Princess Anle, widowed with the death of Chongxun, remarried another Wu - Wu Chengsi's son Yanxiu.

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