Monday, 9 June 2014

More news about the end of the Song Dynasty

This article is from the South China Morning Post May 2014

Legend has it that when Mongol invaders captured the Song dynasty capital of Lin'an, loyal ministers fled with their seven-year-old emperor, Shi, and his five-year-old brother Bing, in a last-ditch effort to save the dynasty. They headed south and arrived in what is now Kowloon in 1277AD. Alas, their time there was short. Shi soon died of sickness. With the Mongols closing in, the small band of loyalists refused to surrender. A minister scooped up the hastily crowned Bing and jumped off a cliff in Yashan, Canton. Did the two boy emperors really come to Hong Kong? Historians still debate that. But an...more »

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