[LMB] TSK - Echoes

Alex Kwan litalex at gmail.com
Thu Aug 1 18:12:58 BST 2019


> On 2 Aug 2019, at 00:45, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I've totally lost track of who said what, but just to add to the
> finding-a-good-ruler debate: horribly often a ruler has built a
> strong, successful country, led them into a golden age, laid the
> basis for many important aspects of government, education
> and research for the future, and done a generally great job of
> ruling: and all the time been a horror to be anywhere near, and
> a danger to family and high-level subjects.

The second emperor of the Tang Dynasty in China is remembered as one of the best rulers in Chinese history, and yet he murdered his older brother, the original heir, to get to the throne, and also his younger brother to make sure his father had no other heir.

little Alex

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