Tang Dynasty

Sweet Dew incident
Tang Eunuch during Sweet Dew incident. ©HistoryMaps
835 Dec 14

Sweet Dew incident

Luoyang, Henan, China

However, Xianzong's successors proved less capable and more interested in the leisure of hunting, feasting, and playing outdoor sports, allowing eunuchs to amass more power as drafted scholar-officials caused strife in the bureaucracy with factional parties. The eunuchs' power became unchallenged after Emperor Wenzong's (r. 826–840) failed plot to have them overthrown; instead the allies of Emperor Wenzong were publicly executed in the West Market of Chang'an, by the eunuchs' command.


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