#121 – Tang 33: Tang of the Dead

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Take the army, go to the capital, kill the imperial clan, exterminate the eunuchs, usurp the throne, have a nice cold pint and wait for all this to blow over. How’s that for a slice of fried gold?

Time period covered:
888-907 CE

Major Historical Figures:
Emperor Zhaozong of Tang [r. 887-905]
Prince Li Yu [d. 905]
Prince Li Zuo (Emperor Ai) [r. 905-908]
Han Jian, Governor of Hezhong
Li “the One-Eyed Dragon” Keyong, Commander of the Shatuo Turks
Li Maozhen, Governor of Fengxiang
Wang Xingyu, Governor of Pinning
Zhu Wen/Quanzhong/Huang, Governor of Hedong (Emperor Taizu of Later Liang)

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