Manage episode 268431891 series 29114
As Guard-Captain of the Red Turbans, Zhu Yuanzhang sets his sights on the jewel of the southlands: Nanjing. Once that's in his grasp, he'll truly join the ranks of the top-tier warlords of the era... but when you've elbowed you way up to the head table, don't be surprised if those you bump up against take exception to you shoving them aside...
Time Period Covered:
Major Historical Figures:
Emperor Toghon Temur (Huizong/Shundi) [r. 1333-1368, 1368-1370]
General Shimo Yisun [d. 1360]
Emperor of Song, Han Lin'er, the Little Lord of Light [r. 1351-1367]
Guo Zixing [d. 1355]
Guard-Captain Zhu Yuanzhang, "Outstanding Hero" [1328-1398]
General Xu Da [1332-1385]
General Chang Yüchen
General Hu Dahai [d. 1362]
Minister Song Lian [1310-1381]
King Chen Youliang [1320-1363]
Zhang Shicheng, the "Heaven Blessed" King, Salt-Smuggler Extraordinaire [1321-1367]
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