Through Bo Mengshang, Fu Ping’An quickly got to know the court.
To be precise, it was with the barrage that she got to know the court.
When Emperor Wen died, the central government was controlled by the Queen Mother.
The Queen Mother believed in the family and divided the feudal.
However, in terms of policy, the Empress Dowager still maintained the old practice of Emperor Gaozu Wendi; that is, enfeoffed* the princes, governing by doing nothing, scorning the corvee and paying less, and resting with the people.
This was quite effective in the past few years.
At that time, Fu Lingxian, who was not the Regent but a general, could hardly find room to intervene.
But after the death of the Empress Dowager's son Huidi, things became different.
Droughts and floods occurred frequently, taxes were not paid, and victims of disasters gathered in Beijing.
Most importantly, the emperor died without descendants, and the ministers were also in a state of flux.
“Why is it floating?” Fu Ping’An asked a question here.
Bo Mengshang probably didn't expect Fu Ping’An to ask such a question, she was stunned for a while, but then she said in a panic, “There is no king in a country, so it will naturally float.”
“But isn't the Queen Mother the actual monarch at this time?”
Fu Ping’An has read in books that people in some eras have the saying that “a country cannot live without a king”, but in some eras, it is believed that the monarch is a “thief of the country”.
When she saw that the monarch was said to be a “national traitor”, she couldn't help but feel angry, but when she came to her senses, she thought, what is the difference?
Bo Mengshang wondered: “How can the Queen Mother be a monarch? She is just a queen mother.”
But Fu Ping’An said: “If she has already mastered the power of the monarch, what does the name matter?”
Bo Mengshang was completely dumbfounded at this time.
After thinking about it, she said in shame: “I haven't thought about this, maybe it's because the Empress Dowager's name is not right, if the country doesn't have an emperor in name, I will feel a little uneasy.”
[I really want to see the moon: I think it’s because, after Emperor Hui’s death, the Queen Mother has no offspring.
She looks like a leader who can be replaced at any time.
After all, if she hadn’t adopted you as her adopted daughter, she would have been the Queen Mother no more.
[I really want to see the moon: A leader who can be replaced at any time cannot attract enough interest from the core party members.]
[Bobo milk tea with taro paste: Indeed, it also depends on the expected income in the future.
The expected income of the Queen Mother has begun to decline.]
[Linear algebra: …
seems to be trading in stocks.]
[So I heard: It makes sense, the Prince Regent and the Queen Mother are the two current dominant stocks, right?]
[Wow woof woof woof: Then Ping An is the new stock.]
[Zimian: Really, are the ministers so snobbish?]
[Lovely and charming villain: Speed up and save money.]
Fu Ping’An lowered her head and thought.
At this time, an idea came to her mind, that is, the ministers are easy to sway.
Even a direct minister like Bo Mengshang, who seems to be loyal to the emperor, must have been influenced by something in her subconscious, which made her make certain choices instinctively.
With the people's hearts fluttering, the Regent had a chance.
She was born as a general, but she also had a very good reputation among the ruling and opposition parties.
This was because she treated doctors of classics well, especially Confucianists and Fu Lingxian is a nominal student.
The relationship between the Prince Regent and the aristocratic family is also very good, and there are many policies with inclinations toward the aristocratic family.
Among the six great families, Xu, Wang, and Zhao all have a very good relationship with the Regent Prince.
“The other three families are…?”
Bo Mengshang smiled wryly.
She was obviously from the Bo family, but now it was very clear that Her Majesty probably hated the Bo family the most.
Seeing Bo Mengshang's embarrassed expression, Fu Ping’An quickly said, “I just want to regain power, and I don't have any objections to the Bo family.”
[He Gui: Even I don't believe this.]
Bo Mengshang naturally didn't believe it, and she actually couldn't understand the many behaviors of the Bo family.
She had heard a lot about her family, and it was for this reason that she separated from her parents.
But Her Majesty said so, and she also went down the steps, without further mentioning, but continued to talk.
Nowadays, the only people who are not used to the Regent are the relatives and the clan.
Fu Lingxian was very afraid of the power of the clan.
She explicitly prohibited the princes from staying in the capital without going to the vassal.
Not to mention foreign relatives, the Bo family naturally sided with the Queen Mother.
In addition to suppressing the clan, Fu Lingxian has been doing three things in the past few years – one is to take back the folk coinage rights delegated by Emperor Wen, and the other is to carry out sacrificial reforms as part of the sacrificial sacrifice reform, the third is to improve the status of Confucian scholars, vigorously develop Confucianism, and try to make Confucianism an official school.
[Bobo milk tea with taro paste: …
She is doing something.
[I really want to see the moon: she basically belongs to the category of ancient rulers who are very clear-headed.
I personally think that getting close to the family is not her original intention.
It should be to balance the situation.
After all, if she is not close, the family may fall for the Queen Mother, the family will dominate.]
[Bubble is fleeing: I feel that she is also very difficult, and she has to fight with the Queen Mother and reform, maybe she is losing her hair?]
Fu Ping’An then knew that the Regent is capable.
She asked that night if this meant that the Regent was a good person, but the barrage said——
[I really want to see the moon: ah? It can only show that she is serious about becoming an emperor, right?]
[Bobo milk tea with taro paste: I can even understand why she rebelled.]
[Duke: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is unbearable…]
Fu Ping’An: “…”
After a few days, Fu Ping’An read the book, which said that the steps to gaining power are: to get rid of the previous rulers; find money; build a small alliance; give them just enough to keep them loyal against the opposition.
Fu Ping’An suddenly realized.
The Regent has done a good job in the latter points, and she, Fu Ping’An, maybe the former ruler who needs to be removed.
There are also some miscellaneous things, Bo Mengshang also said, these things have been said on and off for three months, Fu Ping’An has survived a particularly cold winter.
When spring comes, everything comes back to life, but Fu Ping’An doesn't feel well.
There are many flowers outside, but Fu Ping’An coughs as soon as she smells the fragrance of flowers.
This is a symptom that she didn't have before.
The barrage thinks that she has a pollen allergy due to poison in her body and low immunity.
Fu Ping’An glanced at the balance—only 980,000!
[Ping An baby is so cute: soon, soon, don't worry, drink the universal antidote, and the medicine will cure the disease!]
But the pollen allergy is really serious, so she seldom goes out except for class, not to mention that although Bo Mengshang is so dedicated to teaching her, she still can't reveal her secrets, so on the surface, she still fishes for three days and spends two days on the net and flipped through the system all night in her bedroom.
It was probably because she was too weak and too lazy, and she obeyed the Queen Mother's words that the Queen Mother gradually relaxed her observations and even avoided the morning and evening greetings every day, and only asked her to greet her three times every ten days.
Not only that, every time there is a tonic and food panacea, it is sent to Jingui Palace immediately, and from time to time, the Tai Tuo is asked to write some edicts expressing concern in exquisite words, so on the surface, this foster mother and daughter are simply mothers.
A kind child is filial, and she is happy.
Time flies by, and after the bitter summer, and late autumn again, Fu Ping’An secretly stuffed Chen Yan's name among a bunch of people in the past few months and promoted her to an official position, and Chen Yan became a fifth-rank general.
She can bring about twenty younger brothers.
She also heard that Fu Lingxian and the Queen Mother had a fierce quarrel in the court because Fu Lingxian wanted to recruit the victims into an army to open up a wasteland, but the Queen Mother was worried that Fu Lingxian wanted to expand her power, and the two sides were at a stalemate.
Then a few days later, the Regent's birthday arrived.
One thing is enough to prove that the relationship between the Queen Mother and the Regent is constantly ossifying.
Fu Ping’An remembered that in the first year of her accession to the throne, the Queen Mother offered to go to the Regent's mansion to congratulate the prince Regent on her birthday to show her grace, and asked Fu Ping’An to choose a gift.
Then this year, in mid-November, Fu Ping’An didn't hear the Empress Dowager talk about this matter, and it was clearly stated in the brochure that the Empress Dowager prepared the gift, and then the brochure hinted-whether she wants to drive out of the palace and go to the Prince Regent's Mansion for the birthday.
Fu Ping’An hadn't been able to leave the palace for the past year, so naturally, she still wanted to go out of the palace, even if it was to celebrate the birthday of someone she hated.
What's more, Chen Yan said before that Tian Gong would find a way to contact her when she left the palace.
Fu Ping’An was a little worried that she hadn't been able to leave the palace.
The odds are not very high.
In short, she wanted to fight for it.
The next time she paid her respects, she complained loudly in front of the Queen Mother; basically saying that so many excuses asked her to go to the Regent's mansion in person, which made her feel uncomfortable.
The last time she went to the Regent's mansion, I felt that everyone's attitude towards the Regent was too respectful to her; she doesn't want to go through this kind of thing again.
The Empress Dowager heard the words thoughtfully and said: “The emperor is right.
Nowadays, the Regent is the king of the court.”
Fu Ping’An pouted and said: “It is clear that I am the emperor, and the Empress Mother is the Empress Dowager.
Alas, in the palace, the Queen Mother treated me so well, but those courtiers asked me to go to the Regent's mansion to be humiliated.”
The Queen Mother must have tried to persuade Fu Ping’An hypocritically, but this time she hugged Fu Ping’An and sighed: “These courtiers are all around that Fu Lingxian, they are just bullying us orphans and widows.”
The two sat together and talked bad things about the Regent for a long time.
The Queen Mother felt that she had a closer relationship with Fu Ping’An, so the next day she agreed to the proposal from the ministers to ask Fu Ping’An to go to the Regent's mansion.
After being humiliated, wouldn't she be more on her side and hate Fu Lingxian?
An enemy's enemy is a friend, and the Empress Dowager understands this truth even though she is in the deep palace.
So on the day of the Regent's birthday, Fu Ping’An drove out of the palace.
That day, Fu Ping’An was so excited that she didn't fall asleep all night, and she woke up very energetic in the morning.
Along the way, she wondered if there would be any accidents, such as a person suddenly jumping up on the carriage, or something hit the carriage, so let her know news but there was no such results.
After all, the imperial army cleared the way, notified the capital management office in advance, and dispersed the people on the street.
It was indeed a bit difficult to do something tricky on the road.
She arrived at the Prince Regent's mansion very smoothly.
Fu Lingxian came to greet her in person and knelt to her in front of all the courtiers.
Fu Ping’An helped her up before she knelt.
The two entered the gate together.
Fu Ping’An glanced at the whole place.
At the scene, across the crowd, she saw Princess Yunping who was surrounded by everyone inside the door.
Now she knew that the other party's name was Mu Tingyun.
After a year, the other party seemed to have changed, but she could only take a glance, and immediately looked away, looking at Fu Lingxian in front of her again.
Speaking of which, the Regent Fu Lingxian and Fu Ping’An didn't see much.
But now that she knew many things, looking at Fu Lingxian, Fu Ping’An's mood became more complicated.
(under the feudal system) give (someone) freehold property or land in exchange for their pledged service.
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