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Chapter 4 : NGÔ DYNASTY

In late 983, the King of China’s Southern Han Dynasty conferred his son, Liu Hongcao, the title “King of Chiao Chih” and placed the latter in command of a naval expedition into Vietnam. The nation’s history was glorified by the feat of hero Ngô Quyền (898-944), a native from Đường Lâm (Sơn Tây). In the decisive battle against the [...]

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PRIOR LÊ DYNASTY

Chapter 5 : ĐINH DYNASTY and PRIOR LÊ DYNASTY

Đinh Dynasty: At that time, 12 warlords divided the kingdom among themselves and fought one another. Starting from the mountainous region of Gia Viễn (present-day Ninh Bình Province), Đinh Bộ Lĩnh (924-979) defeated them all one after another, and unified the country in 976. The next year, Đinh Bộ Lĩnh made himself Emperor, named the country Đại Cồ Việt, established his [...]

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LÝ DYNASTY

Chapter 6 : LÝ DYNASTY

Under the reign of King Lê Long Đĩnh, the Anterior Lê Dynasty fell into decadence. Lý Công Uẩn (974-1028), a talented general, was enthroned by the Court and army, establishing the Lý Dynasty in 1009. Lý Công Uẩn became Emperor Lý Thái Tổ. One year after his accession to the throne, he ordered the transfer of the capital from [...]

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TRẦN DYNASTY

Chapter 7 : TRẦN DYNASTY

The Trần Dynasty left their marks in the history by defeating the “desert” Mongol empire three times in 1258, 1285 and 1288. In their first expedition to Vietnam in 1258, the Mongols were defeated within half a month. More than two decates later, upon completing his conquer over China, Kublai Khan launched a new invasion to the South. In [...]

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