For eighteen years, Empress Wu would sit behind a pearl screen behind Emperor Gaozong at imperial meetings.
He was supported in this by fellow chancellors and , as well as Wu Zetian's close advisor , who further persuaded the Zhang brothers to support the idea as well.
However, shortly after birth, her daughter died with evidence suggesting deliberate.
On one occasion, however, when Wang angered her by coming to the palace too much, she asked the official to batter Wang as punishment—but Li Zhaode exploited the opportunity to batter Wang to death, and his group of petitioners scattered.
A few seconds of full-frontal nudity in a hyper-edgy movie like The Suicide Squad isn't anything truly revolutionary, but given American culture's hang-ups about nudity and the general sexlessness of most big-budget blockbusters, it's still noteworthy.
For many centuries, Wu was used by the establishment as an example of what can go wrong when a woman is placed in charge.