The “beautiful – ugly” Queen
Luu Ngoc Nuong was born in Thanh An, Wei Chau during the late Tang Dynasty, from a young age followed his father to perform on the street to earn money to cover his living.
With beautiful beauty, Luu Ngoc Nuong became the concubine of Tan King Ly Ton Uc. Not long ago, she gave birth to her first son, Ly Ke Ngan, and relied on him to defeat other beauties in the palace, becoming the most pampered and loved by Ly Cun Uu.
In 924 AD, Ly Cun Uu, after destroying the Later Liang Dynasty, founded the Later Tang Dynasty, and ordained Luu Ngoc Nuong as Empress, despite all the warnings of the officials. After Luu Ngoc Nuong was made Empress, her father looked for her daughter. Not only did he not accept his father, Luu Ngoc Nuong also gave him a spanking and then kicked him out.
Not only that, Luu Ngoc Nuong also ordered the mandarins when preparing tributes to the king, they had to prepare an extra part for themselves.
In order to have gold, silver and jewels to give to Luu Ngoc Nuong, many mandarins plundered and exploited the people, making people’s lives increasingly miserable and complaining. Meanwhile, Luu Ngoc Nuong’s palace was full of wealth and gold coins were countless.
However, no matter how much, Luu Ngoc Nuong still did not find it enough. Despite being the empress of a country, she adopted Truong Toan Nghia of Ha Nam as her adoptive father because he was famous and rich. She repeatedly asked Truong Toan Nghia to give her gold and silver tribute. Becoming the empress’ adoptive father is the dream of many people, that’s why Truong Toan Nghia plundered all his possessions to meet Empress Liu’s request without complaining.
Riot happened because the Empress was too stingy
Being so rich, but Luu Ngoc Nuong is also very stingy and miserly, she has never spent a dime to help the country overcome riots or danger. In early 926 AD, the Weizhou army rioted, the prime minister begged the Emperor and Empress to take their own money to reward the generals. When Luu Ngoc Nuong heard it, he became angry and prevented Duong Trang Tong from accepting the invitation. She even pushed her youngest son in front of the mandarin and declared: “There is no money to ask for. Not as good as selling the prince for money!”
Although the prime minister was very angry, he could not do anything, finally had to leave. It was not until the riot grew bigger and could not be suppressed, that Luu Ngoc Nuong accepted to reward everyone with money. The soldiers took her money while cursing: “My wife and children all want to starve to death. Now, what’s the point of wanting to reward them?”
In March of the same year, General Quach Tong Khiem rebelled and led his army to surround the Emperor. Li Cun Yu was seriously injured and wanted to drink water. Empress Liu asked the eunuch to come and serve, but she did not appear or pay any attention to him. Waiting for Ly Cun Uu to die, Empress Liu brought a lot of gold, silver and jewels with Prince Ly Cun Evil and fled to Thai Nguyen.
Perhaps witnessing firsthand the coldness and selfishness of Empress Liu, Ly Cun Evil had no feelings for her, but just wanted to take advantage of this stingy Empress. Arriving at Thai Nguyen, when Empress Liu was careless, Ly Cun Evil collected all her possessions and ran to another place. With no money, no bodyguard, Empress Liu only had to enter the temple to pretend to be a nun, avoiding the pursuit of rebels.
In April of the same year, Ly Cun Uu’s adopted son, Ly Tu Nguyen, ascended the throne. To reassure the army and the court as well as to show his determination to become a wise king, Ly Tu Nguyen sent people to track down and arrest Liu Empress and then forced her to commit suicide. Luu Empress was greedy, hoarded money and treasures all her life, and then died with two empty hands at the end of her life.
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