#226 – Ming 16: Forcing the Palace Gate

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Summary: <p>Following the events at the Tumu Fort, Emperor Yingzong takes an unscheduled sabbatical in Mongolia, the Mongol warlord Esen Taishi attempts to return something lost for a price, Beijing battens down the hatches in preparation for Genghis Khan come anew, and brotherly love reaches its breaking point.</p><br><p><strong><u>Time Period Covered:</u></strong></p><p>1449-1457 CE</p><br><p><strong><u>Major Historical Figure<span class="ql-cursor"></span>s:</u></strong></p><p><strong>Ming Dynasty:</strong></p><p>Zhu Qizhen (Emperor Yingzong) [r. Zhengtong Era: 1435-1449, Tianshun Era: 1457-1464]</p><p>Zhu Qiyu (the Jingtai Emperor) [r. 1449-1457]</p><p>Crown Prince Zhu Jianshen [b. 1447]</p><p>Crown Prince Zhu Jianzhi [1448-1453]</p><p>Minister Xu Yuzhen</p><p>Xing An, Head Imperial Eunuch</p><p>Yu Qian, Minister of War [1398-1457]</p><br><p><strong>Northern Yuan/Oirat Mongols:</strong></p><p>Esen Taishi [1407-1455, (r. as Khaghan of N. Yuan, 1453-1455)]</p><p>Toghto Bukha (Taisun Khaghan) [r. 1433-1453]</p><p>Xi Ning, turncoat eunuch [d. 1450]</p><p><br></p><br><hr><p style="color:grey;font-size:0.75em;"> See <a style="color:grey;" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://acast.com/privacy">acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>