Empress Dowager Cixi just woke up, and with just a glance she gave d.eath to a palace maid, why?

Phi YếnApr 12, 2024 at 20:44

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Suddenly one day when she woke up, Empress Dowager Cixi only glanced at a palace maid and then gave her d.eath, causing many people to be confused. Many servants in the palace wondered why the old Buddha acted so cruelly?

Empress Dowager Cixi is known as one of the most criticized women in Chinese history. For nearly five decades, she held the power to overthrow the Qing dynasty.

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Not only is she a famous power holder of this dynasty, but around Empress Dowager Cixi there are countless anecdotes that interest posterity. Among them, the cruelty of the Elder Buddha is the most discussed topic.

Empress Dowager Cixi (1833-1908), entered the palace at the age of 17 and became the concubine of King Ham Phong. Thanks to giving birth to her son, Tai Thuan, she was ordained a noble concubine by the emperor.

After Ham Phong died, Prince Tai Thuan succeeded him to become emperor of the Qing Dynasty and was known as Emperor Dong Tri. At this time, Tu Hi also naturally became a high-ranking empress dowager.

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At that time, Emperor Dong Tri was still young, so Ci Hi and Queen Mother Tu An were regent for the new king. And from then on, the Lao Buddha played the role of regent in the reigns of his two sons, Emperor Tung Chih, Emperor Guangxu and his nephew Emperor Xuan Thong.

For nearly the next 50 years, Empress Dowager Cixi held the actual power of the Qing court. Holding the power to overthrow the government, this queen mother enjoys an extremely luxurious life.

In history books, she used a lot of m.oney i.n the treasury to spend, such as sewing hundreds of silk and velvet outfits, owning countless jewelry and accessories, and organizing many lavish parties... Every meal, Tu Hi the Queen Mother used up to 120 different dishes. However, she only ate a few dishes and 1-2 pieces of each dish because she was afraid of being poisoned.

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This queen mother even used up to 400 apples a day but did not eat them, but only used them to create fragrance in the room. When the fruit loses its smell, she will have people throw it away and new fruit will be offered.

Cixi never drank well water, the water she drank was mineral water, clear spring water and even dew on leaves. The Elder Buddha also believes that regularly drinking colostrum from newly born women can beautify the skin and prolong life.

There is an anecdote that even though Tu Hi was 60 years old, her skin was still smooth and shiny. However, in reality, even if an ordinary person uses magic medicine, he cannot change the gap between a 60-year-old woman and a young g.irl.

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Although everyone saw this, in order to please the queen mother, the maids and eunuchs around her often praised Tu Hi for having youthful skin like that of a young woman. Until one day she woke up, and as always, there would be a palace maid in charge of serving her standing next to her.

However, when Tu Hi glanced at this palace maid, he suddenly ordered her to be executed. "What did this palace maid do and why was she attacked by the Queen Mother?", is what the servants in the palace and future generations wondered.

It turned out that this palace maid was a newcomer to the palace. For unknown reasons, she was assigned to serve the Empress Dowager Cixi. Because she did not understand the hidden rules in the palace, the little palace maid accidentally revealed a moment of extreme surprise in front of her husband.

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This made the old Buddha feel unhappy and uncomfortable, so he acted like that. This incident also made posterity better understand the cruelty and brutality of Empress Dowager Cixi.

On November 15, 1908, Empress Dowager Cixi passed away at Nghi Loan Palace, at the age of 73. She breathed her last just one day after Emperor Guangxu passed away. Before his d.eath, Cixi discussed with his ministers about choosing Pho Nghi - son of Prince Hoa Thac Thuan as the next emperor of the Qing Dynasty. This queen mother made that decision because King Quang Tu had no successor.

When King Guangxu first passed away, Queen Mother Cixi quickly began handling court affairs, announced the will of the previous emperor, decreed the throne of the new emperor... At the same time, she ordered people to prepare the funeral of the emperor. King Guangxu. However, after lunch, she suddenly fainted, so the royal doctors quickly went to Nghi Loan palace to examine her.

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After waking up, knowing that her health would be difficult to recover, Empress Dowager Cixi called the ministers to come and give instructions about court affairs. She announced the important decision to relinquish power, hand over national affairs to Pho Nghi's father - Prince Hoa Thac Thuan, and allow him and Queen Mother Long Du to handle urgent matters.

What surprised everyone more was the fact that Empress Dowager Cixi's last words were 400 words that shocked the Qing Dynasty. The content of her last words was to summarize nearly 50 years of seizing power. She was proud of what she did for the Qing Dynasty.

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"I let down the regent curtain many times, but those who don't understand think I'm a power-hungry person... But in reality, it's all f.orced by the times, I can't help but do it.

From now on, women are not allowed to participate in court affairs. This is against the dynasty's family law and needs to be strictly stopped. In particular, strict precautions must be taken to prevent eunuchs from abusing their power. The end of the Ming Dynasty is a lesson," said Empress Dowager Cixi.

These last words of the Elder Buddha show that she tried to arrange the Qing dynasty's political situation before her d.eath. However, her last words were criticized by many people because they thought she said them because of her own intentions.

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