Why did Zhu Houzhao choose Jiajing to succeed him after his death (why didn’t he choose Zhu Zaizheng to succeed him after his death)

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Zhu Houzhao, namely Emperor Wuzong and Emperor Zhengde of the Ming Dynasty, was the tenth emperor of the Ming Dynasty and a controversial emperor. Let’s take a look at the interesting history editor.

Some people think that Zhu Houzhao, the Ming Wuzong, is a typical fatuous king, and has played to a new height. However, some people thought that he was actually a very smart emperor. Although he trusted the eunuch, he did not lose his power. He also personally eradicated Liu Jin, the eunuch. He did not conduct a personal expedition like the Emperor Yingzong of the Ming Dynasty, and ended up killing himself.

Based on this, some people think that Zhu Houzhao, the Ming Wuzong, is not a fatuous emperor, which is just a misunderstanding of history. But let’s not say anything else. At least in the era of Wuzong in the Ming Dynasty, rebellions and uprisings were endless, almost every year.



Among them, Zhu Houzhao also encountered two rebellions of his own family, namely, the king of Anhua, Zhu Chuai, and the king of Ning, Zhu Chenhao. Although these two rebellions ended in failure, it was hard to understand why two vassal kings rebelled in succession during Zhu Houzhao’s reign?

In the Ming Dynasty, for nearly three hundred years, only five vassal kings rebelled, including two during the reign of Zhu Houzhao, Emperor Wuzong of the Ming Dynasty.

King Anhua, a branch of the Qing King of the Ming Dynasty (Zhu Ju, king of Qing Jing), is the fourth son of King Jing, who was granted the title of Anhua in the 19th year of Yongle, and is now in Anhua, Gansu Province.

In the early days of Zhengde, Liu Jin was autocratic, and Zhu Baoyu used the discontent of the world caused by Liu Jin’s tyranny to launch a rebellion, but it was soon quelled.

On the surface, the reason for the rebellion of Anhua Wang was Liu Jin. On the one hand, Liu Jin’s autocracy was unpopular, and on the other hand, Liu Jin’s reform hurt the interests of Anhua Wang.

So the king of Anhua was very dissatisfied with Liu Jin, and immediately attracted a group of people to start rebellion. But he thought things too simple. Rebellion was purely to seek death.

Zhu Chenhao, the fifth grandson of Zhu Yuanzhang, the Emperor Taizu of the Ming Dynasty, and the fourth generation successor of King Ning. When Zhu Di rebelled, he buried the first generation of King Ning. Not only did he make people rebel with him, but also he did not divide the country equally after the incident was completed, and he also changed the fief to Jiangxi.

We can’t say that the descendants of King Ning always remember revenge, but to be sure, the descendants of King Ning have no good impression on the descendants of Zhu Di. After all, several generations have passed. Is it possible that King Ning would dare to defy the public opinion of the world or even gamble on the future of his family to rebel for the sake of the gratitude and resentment of his ancestors?

If he dare, it can only show that he has the ambition to be an emperor and has seen the opportunity. Ambition is inevitable, so what opportunities? In fact, it was mainly the situation at that time. Since the succession of Emperor Wuzong of the Ming Dynasty, he hasn’t done anything serious, and he has been addicted to sound and color all day. If the emperor doesn’t do the right thing, then it will inevitably lead to treacherous officials, or the eunuch will be autocratic. It happens that the eunuch who is favored by the Emperor Wu Zong is more serious than other emperors. He directly trusted eight of them, and the leader is the famous Liu Jin.

They prey on the people and cause chaos, which is obviously detrimental to Daming. At the same time, the peasant uprisings around the country also gave King Ning a chance.

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