Wu Zetian’s grandson Li Longji (aka Xuanzong of Tang) is left to pick up the pieces of 50+ years’ worth of overindulgence, royal excess, and the rampant deconstruction of the entire imperial bureaucratic apparatus. Thanks, grandma. Fortunately, he’ll prove uniquely suited to the role of maintenance-man, and under his unexpectedly capable leadership, he’ll reign in his family members, do away with the thousands of excess positions, reform the government, and stabilize the regime. He’s building up to a second Golden Age for the Tang Dynasty… all he has to do is get his obnoxious Aunt Taiping out of the way first…
Major Historical Figures
Li Longji (Emperor Xuanzong of Tang) [r. 712-756]
Princess Taiping [d. 713]
Li Dan (Retired Emperor Ruizong) [r. 710-712, d. 716]
Yao Chong [650- ]
Song Jing [663 – ]
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