The Later Tang Dynasty. In 780 CE, Daizong ended up being succeeded by their son, Dezong (r. 780-805 CE), whom could do absolutely nothing to get a grip on the growing energy of local warlords.
He put palace eunuchs in command of his army, hoping they would have more success, but all they finished up doing was undermining the authority associated with emperor by asserting their power that is military. Dezong was succeeded by their son that is sickly Shunzong 805 CE, who quickly abdicated and only their own son Xianzong (r. 806-820 CE). Continue reading