Chapter 52 Changes! The princelings are starting to panic!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 18:21:27 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:7779

After all, it was Jin Zhong who was mature and prudent. He raised his eyebrows and reminded him, ‘King Han, it is the duty of a minister to share your worries with you.’

‘The emperor is ill and staying at Jiming Temple for a while. Since you, King of Han, have been ordered to supervise the country, you must shoulder this responsibility.’

‘After all, the Ming Dynasty is the ancestral foundation of your old Zhu family. As a prince, you should make some contributions.’

Zhu Gaoxu was startled when he heard this, but he did not dare to refute.

The Minister of War, Jin Zhong, was Zhu Laosi’s second-in-command. Together with the black-clad prime minister Yao Guangxiao, he was the main planner of Zhu Di’s ‘Jingnan’.

After the Battle of Jingnan broke out, Yao Guangxiao stayed in Peiping to take charge of the overall situation. Jin Zhong accompanied the army on the expedition, helped manage military affairs, and planned strategies. He was Zhu Laosi’s effective counselor and confidant.

Because of this, compared to Yao Guangxiao, the prime minister in black who made him as wise as a demon, Zhu Di preferred this confidant and pure minister and talked to him about almost everything. In addition, Zhu Di would often listen to Jin Zhongfu’s opinions on all major state decisions. suggestions.

Therefore, Jin Zhong had the qualifications to teach Han Wang Zhu Gaoxu a lesson by pretending to rely on his elders.

The most important thing is that Jin Zhong is not only a staunch supporter of the big fat Zhu Gaochi, but also an important promoter of Zhu Gaochi being appointed as the prince and Zhu Zhanji being appointed as the emperor’s grandson. , fought against the forces seizing the throne such as King Zhao of Han and others, experienced hardships and made outstanding achievements.

But now it is the eleventh year of Yongle. Zhu Gaoxu remembers that Jin Zhong became ill from overwork in the thirteenth year of Yongle and died in office.

But as soon as Jin Zhong opened his mouth, Zhu Gaoxu knew that he could not escape and could only solve the current dilemma.

An old and frail Jingnan minister is ill and handling state affairs. You are a supervising king, so what reason do you have to shirk?

After thinking for a moment, Zhu Gaoxu smiled and said, ‘Old Jin, since you have spoken, I can’t shirk it.’

‘You guys have been arguing here for a long time, but it’s just because you can’t make ends meet because of financial constraints, right?’

‘Then as long as I get you some money, won’t this matter be solved?’

Jin Zhong and others were stunned. Although they felt that King Han’s words were too vulgar, they had to admit that he really hit the point.

The Ministry of Revenue now has two million taels in hand. Xia Yuanji is going to use it for disaster relief, but Jin Zhong wants to use it for military expenses. In the final analysis, it is because the treasury is empty and there is no money.

If the national treasury is full, there will be no such troubles. We can just allocate money directly.

Xia Yuanji laughed when he heard this and asked tentatively, ‘How can the King of Han still fill the treasury? But the goods have been sold out. To solve the current predicament, at least one million taels of silver are needed…’

It is true that the King of Han held a tasting meeting before, which not only perfectly solved the problem of cashing out foreign goods, but also solved the urgent need of the court.

But after all, there were goods such as silk and silk, and overseas merchants gathered together, so the time, place and people were favorable, which laid the foundation for the success of his tasting meeting.

But now, if you say you can make big money, you can make big money. Is it possible that you can still make nothing?

Zhu Gaoxu smiled and said, ‘My ability in handling state affairs is indeed inferior to that of your virtuous ministers and officials.’

‘But when it comes to your ability to make money, none of your ten Xia Yuanjis can match up to one of my kings.’

After hearing this, Jin Zhong and others frowned, feeling that the King of Han was too arrogant and domineering.

Although Xia Yuanji was despised again, he was not angry but happy, looking at Zhu Gaoxu with hope.

If Zhu Gaoxu can really get another large sum of money to solve his urgent need as the Minister of Household Affairs, even if he is despised by him every day, it will not be unacceptable.

‘His Royal Highness, King of Han, are you planning to make plans?’

‘Just watch.’

Zhu Gaoxu waved his hand, stood up and prepared to get some money.

However, when he walked to the door, he still told him, ‘Although the imperial court’s finances are tight, the compilation of documents and the construction of the Shuntian Imperial Capital are the main projects of the Yongle New Deal, and they must not be postponed.’

‘In addition, the two million taels will be used as disaster relief funds to be allocated to Shandong and Henan for disaster relief.’

Jin Zhong frowned and retorted, ‘But His Majesty has decreed to raise food and salary in preparation for the Northern Expedition to Oara next spring. This matter…’

‘Don’t worry, I will take care of the money. Relieve the people in the disaster area first. Human lives are at stake. This is the first priority.’

‘Don’t feel any burden. Even if I delay the Northern Expedition military aircraft, I will be solely responsible for rescuing the people in the disaster area first!’

As soon as he finished speaking, Zhu Gaoxu turned around and left, leaving behind a group of giants looking at each other.

The entire hall fell into an eerie silence.

After an unknown amount of time, Jin Zhong suddenly sighed, ‘Everyone, the King of Han seems… to be a little different!’

Yang Shiqi and others nodded subconsciously when they heard this, their faces full of confusion.

In their impression, Han Wang Zhu Gaoxu was a brave, foolhardy, arrogant and domineering bastard!

In addition to being an expert in fighting, Han Wang Zhu Gaoxu knew nothing about how to govern the country and was useless!

Yang Shiqi, Jin Zhong and other important ministers are all firm supporters of Prince Zhu Gaochi and are princelings with a clear attitude.

The emperor suddenly ordered Zhu Gaoxu, the king of Han Dynasty, to supervise the country and manage the country’s affairs. Naturally, they couldn’t sit still.

After all, the emperor appointed Crown Prince Zhu Gaochi in the seventh year of Yongle, and crown prince Zhu Zhanji in the ninth year of Yongle. Even if the crown prince failed to supervise the country and should be punished, and the emperor wanted to expedition to the north of Oara, the person who supervises the country should also be the grandson Zhu Zhanji. , not Zhu Gaoxu, King of Han!

The prince and grandson are both the crown princes of the country and the future emperors of the Ming Dynasty!

If you abandon them and let a prince supervise the country, what’s going on?

The emperor’s sudden move could hardly help but panic Yang Shiqi and others.

Is it possible that the emperor really moved Yi Chu’s heart?

So how do we princelings get along?

With this idea in mind, a group of giants dug this hole in a tacit understanding, just waiting for the King of Han to jump in, then they would have an excuse to impeach him.

If the king of Han used these two million taels for disaster relief, he would be disobeying the emperor and disrespecting the emperor and his father.

On the contrary, if he uses this money to raise food and wages for the Northern Expedition, then he is disregarding people’s livelihood and disregarding the lives and deaths of disaster victims.

No matter what Zhu Gaoxu chose, he could not satisfy the emperor or convince the ruling and opposition parties.

However, these giants did not expect that the King of Han would resolutely order disaster relief, and still went all out to provide disaster relief, even risking the delay of military aircraft.


Is this what you, the King of Han, should say?

When did Zhu Gaoxu, the cunning and domineering King of Han, care about the lives of those ‘foolish people in Guizhou’ he called them?

Jin Zhong’s faint sigh immediately aroused a lot of resonance.

But Yang Shiqi’s expression became more solemn, and he smiled bitterly and said, ‘Everyone, it is not a good thing for the King of Han to change like this!’

Jin Zhong and others’ expressions were stagnant, and then their faces gradually turned livid.

Everyone knows that the King of Han is cunning and domineering, but if he suddenly goes out of his way and starts to govern the country and the people’s livelihood, it will only prove that the King of Han is still determined to seize the throne.

Moreover, he adopted a more clever and effective method.

The former King of Han was arrogant and domineering, showing his sharp edge and making no secret of his desire to seize the throne.

Now Zhu Gaoxu is restrained, pretending to resign many times, and has also begun to care about people’s livelihood and interfere in state affairs.

This is indeed not good news for the prince and these princelings.

Xia Yuanji sighed, ‘No matter what, disaster relief is an urgent matter, let’s do disaster relief first.’

‘If the King of Han cannot raise money and delays the Northern Expedition, it will be in line with our wishes.’

Everyone nodded, but their expressions were a little unsightly.

This abnormal change of Han King Zhu Gaoxu made them, the princelings, panic in unison.