Manage episode 303592293 series 2951298
A child sits the throne of Great Ming, which goes surprisingly alright… at least for a while. But when the old guard of the imperial regency starts dying off, a combination of naive youthful exuberance and pure political ambition from the power behind the throne will throw everything into chaos on the plains north of Beijing.
Time Period Covered:
Major Historical Figures:
Zhu Qizhen (Emperor Yingzong, the Zhengtong/Tianshun Emperor) [r. 1335-1449, 1457-1464]
Grand Empress Dowager Chen [d. 1442]
Wang Zhen, Eunuch Lord [d. 1449]
Esen, Taishi of the Oirat [d. 1455]
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