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The Controversial Empress Wu

I have yet to figure out this blogs main theme, but I am looking to research what I am most interested in (European medieval/renaissance/baroque history and women’s history), but I found the Empress Wu so fascinating I had to post this blurb that I wrote about a month ago. I hope you all will enjoy!

I was listening to a podcast this month and became fascinated with Empress Wu, the only female ruler of China. She was born during the Tang dynasty and lived from 624-705. This is a very early period and it surprised me how such an ambitious woman could become the sole ruler of China and remain the only one for centuries. Wu Zetian had a very interesting life and broke many of the social norms for women during her day, but she is also remembered for her corruptness and ruthlessness when she did take power.

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About Me!

I believe I have not properly introduced myself on this blog before and thought that there should be a post about my own history.

My name is Allison and I am a 22 year old living in the great state of Michigan. I graduated Bowling Green State University in 2016 with a B.A. in history. Currently, I am working in the mortgage industry, but I wanted to create this blog to keep history and continuous study in my life. History has always been my passion since I was a young girl. Continue reading “About Me!”