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The Ming Eunuch Wang Zhen and Emperor Yingzong
Pages: 65-73
Year: Issue:  2
Journal: Nankai Journal(Philosophy,Literature and Social Science Edition)

Keyword:  王振 明英宗 宦官专权;
Abstract: 太监王振是明朝专权擅政、为害贻祸的三大太监之一。他少年入宫,起初谨守本分,勤诚益至,为诸帝信用。正统年间,王振掌司礼监,逐渐干政,成为当时实际统治者,英宗只是一个傀儡皇帝。而英宗对王振则宠信有加,所言无不从。正统十四年,王振挟帝亲征,导致英宗被俘。至天顺年间,英宗为王振招魂以葬,立祠祭祀,王振一变而为"有功社稷"的忠臣。可见,天顺年间的英宗仍然昏聩。
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