In 741 CE Xuanzong fell in love with a lady called Yang Guifei who had been married to one of his sons.

In 741 CE Xuanzong fell in love with a lady called Yang Guifei who had been married to one of his sons.

Yang left her spouse and relocated into the palace that is imperial Xuanzong. He neglected their duties as emperor even more for this romance and decided to anything Lady Yang asked. She began with small needs, which he granted, and these grew into larger needs him to promote members of her family to important positions even though these people could not do the jobs until she got. Read more…