Epilogue

The sudden demise of his presumptive heir surely worsened the last days of Mingzong and accelerated his death. Frequently in the past, when confronting contested allegations of political crimes, the monarch had insisted on interrogating the parties involved to reach a fair conclusion, reflecting his...

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Published in: From Warhorses to Ploughshares p. 177
Main Author: Richard L. Davis
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Hong Kong University Press, HKU 01-01-2015
Edition: 1
Subjects:
Law
Men
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Summary: The sudden demise of his presumptive heir surely worsened the last days of Mingzong and accelerated his death. Frequently in the past, when confronting contested allegations of political crimes, the monarch had insisted on interrogating the parties involved to reach a fair conclusion, reflecting his hands-on approach to administering justice. But sadly, Congrong’s death in his Luoyang headquarters denied the father that final confrontation with the youth to pinpoint who and what may have swayed him to mobilize armies against his own father. The thoughts of the dying monarch, as a man of little faith but much superstition, must have
ISBN: 9789888208104
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