Under the Ming dynasty, there were three faithful kings, some even married only one person, did not load more concubines.
Many Chinese films and television series are set in the Ming Dynasty. Among them, there are many works praising the loyalty of the three emperors of this time. Even though they hold the whole country with thousands of concubines and beauties, they still love and respect only one woman their whole life. Those three kings were Minh Thai To, Minh Hieu Tong and Minh Anh Tong.
Minh Thai To
Minh Thai To’s real name is Chu Nguyen Chuong. He was known as a king of decisiveness and cruelty. However, thanks to the merits left for posterity, Zhou Yuanzhang is considered one of the greatest kings in Chinese history.
Zhou Yuanzhang is considered one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history.
Chu Nguyen Chuong was not only brutal to the military but also to his concubines. Just let him assume that these people are unfaithful, and he will have a thousand ways to punish adultery. However, in this life, the notoriously cruel king was only faithful to one woman, Empress Ma.
Empress Ma’s real name is unknown, local history calls her Ma Tu Anh. She was married to Minh Thai To when he was just a young man. From an anonymous beggar to be promoted to Vice Marshal, after getting married, Chu Nguyen Chuong was hated by many people, so he made up the story of harm. During the difficult time being locked up in solitary confinement, Ma Tu Anh was always by her husband’s side, pretending to be sick every day to sneak food through the secret passage to the window of Chu Nguyen Chuong’s cell. Her fervent loyalty and sincerity made Chu Nguyen Chuong engraved in his heart until he even had the whole country in his hands.
Chu Nguyen Chuong (Tran Hao Dan) and Empress Ma (Ning Tinh) in “The beggar emperor and the big-legged queen”,
The love story between Zhou Yuanzhang and Ma Yingxiu is mentioned in the movie “The Beggar Emperor and the Big Foot Empress”. The story revolves around the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty – Minh Thai To Chu Nguyen Chuong (Tran Hao Dan) and his wife Ma Tu Anh (Ninh Tinh) – a famous queen with “big feet” because she did not bind her feet to beautify her legs. contemporary women. Although he is the king of a country, Chu Nguyen Chuong still loves Ma Tu Anh with all his heart. The love story of two people was handed down in the human world and became a brilliant love story.
In addition, the 2004 movie “The Secret History of Zhu Yuanzhang” starring actor Hu Jun clearly depicts the life of the greatest king in Chinese history. Ho Quan has created a lively Chu Nguyen Chuong, who is both multi-scheming, decisive, flexible and clever, just as the director wanted.
Video: The scene of Chu Nguyen Chuong (Ho Quan) when he was still a monk was helped by the girl Ma Tu Anh.
Minh Hieu Tong
Minh Hieu Tong (Chu Kien Tham) was the 10th king of the Ming dynasty. He is considered one of the commendable emperors of the Ming Dynasty for successfully reforming the country and handling the autocratic eunuch situation of previous kings. He was also known as a filial king to his parents and a loyal husband to his wife.
Minh Hieu Tong was a filial king to his parents and also a husband who was very loyal to his wife.
In particular, this king had only one wife in his life – Hieu Thanh Kinh Queen Truong Thi. She became his wife in the selection of concubines for Hieu Tong, who was still the crown prince at that time. From then until the day he ascended the throne, he did not submit any more cards.
According to history books, Truong Thi was the one who accompanied the emperor since childhood. They are a beautiful young couple. Minh Hieu Tong has had many psychological problems since he was a prince, but Truong Thi has been with him through a period of instability. Therefore, they gradually fall in love and come together very naturally.
In his life, Emperor Minh Hieu Tong had only one wife.
According to the regulations of the Ming Dynasty, the emperor and the empress or any concubines were not allowed to sleep together all night. However, only Emperor Hoang Tri and the empress still had sex and maintained their daily routines like normal couples. Once, when Empress Truong had a swollen mouth, Emperor Hoang Tri personally carried water and gave her medicine. He even dared not cough for fear of disturbing her rest.
Not only that, this king also gave special treatment to the family of the empress Truong. When she became queen for 4 years, Empress Truong’s father, Truong Loan was granted the title, and when he died, he was posthumously awarded the title of Xuong Quoc Cong. The queen’s two younger brothers, Truong Hac Linh, were given the title Tho Ninh Hou, and Truong Dien Linh named Xuong Hou. The peaceful and happy life of Emperor Hoang Tri and Empress Truong passed quietly. They have two sons and a daughter together.
Empress Truong is a rare queen who lives under the “monogamy” regime.
However, this king is rarely mentioned in film and television works. The movie “Hare – True Story” is set in the reign of King Minh Hien Tong (Tuong Nghi). The work is about the struggle in the harem. The story begins when Emperor Minh Hieu Tong was not born. Accordingly, Minh Hieu Tong was the third son of Emperor Minh Hien Tong. His mother was concubine Ji Shu, a concubine from a lower background than the others.
At that time, the harem had Van Quy concubine (Duong Di) who was most favored by the king. She gave birth to the king a prince. However, this prince died prematurely. Because of the loss of a child, Van Quy became more and more frantic and constantly conspired to make no concubine pregnant. If you are pregnant, you will find a way to force an abortion or take the person’s life with extremely malicious tricks.
Van Quy Phi and Minh Hien Tong in “Hare Palace – True Complete Story”.
Later, when Consort Ky became pregnant, she tried to harm her. At that time, Thuc consort was too scared to say that her belly was growing because of the tumor, not the pregnancy. Van Quy concubine didn’t believe it, sent Concubine Ji Shu into the palace and waited. When Minh Hieu Tong was born, Van Quy consort discovered that she had been deceived. She sent a eunuch to kill the child. This eunuch was about to take action when he felt compassion, he knew that this was the prince, the king’s flesh and blood, and silently sent it to another person to raise.
For 5 years, Minh Hieu Tong had to live in a situation of no relatives and fear of assassination lurking without rest. Later, when he was 5 years old, the eunuch secretly took him to the palace to tell the truth to Emperor Minh Hien Tong. The emperor was overjoyed and received his son back, crowned him Crown Prince, and protected him very carefully to avoid harmful plots.
Minh Anh Tong
Minh Anh Tong (Chu Ky Tran) is a rare king in Chinese feudal history when he was crowned twice. The first time was as a child and remained on the throne until the age of 22. The second time was when he was already 30 years old and was emperor until he fell ill, dying at the age of 38.
Minh Anh Tong is a loyal and affectionate king with his first wife.
Minh Anh Tong is considered by posterity to be a loyal and affectionate king, especially to his first wife. Although she later became sick and disabled, he still kept the throne for her and treated her with more affection. Even before he left, he ordered to be buried with the queen in the same tomb.
That woman is Queen Hieu Trang Due or Former Empress. She was the only empress of Emperor Minh Anh Tong. He always loved her dearly even though the First Empress became disabled, even before he died he ordered her to be buried in the same mausoleum later. However, later, Empress Dowager Zhou blatantly disobeyed the order of the first emperor, not allowing the Queen to bury Minh Anh Tong. The great ministers in the court saw this and cried outside the gate of Van Hoa city to exert pressure. Finally, the mausoleum was divided into three palaces so that Empress Dowager Zhou and Empress Dowager were buried together with the first emperor.
However, Empress Dowager Chu secretly sent someone to seal the passage between the palace of Minh Anh Tong and the former Empress. By the time the truth was revealed, during the reign of King Minh Hieu Tong, he had the intention to correct it but could not, so her grave was forever not clear with her husband’s grave.
Emperor Minh Anh Tong and Former Empress in “The female doctor of Minh non-story”.
The film “Female Doctor Minh’s story” refers to the love story of the infatuated emperor Minh Anh Tong. The work takes the theme of the first medical woman of the Ming dynasty named Dam Doan Hien, played by Luu Thi Thi. Accompanying her is always the “poisonous” emperor Chu Ky Tran (Huo Kien Hoa), unruly, but every time Doan Hien is in trouble, Ky Tran is always the first to help. The film built the image of Emperor Minh Anh Tong is somewhat fictitious, unlike the historical record of this character.