We wrap up the story of Zheng He as he prepares to set sail with the Treasure Fleet on his first voyage.  Zheng He will encounter pirates, go to war with treacherous kings, extract tribute, and bring peace and order to the ocean and seas.  Emperor Yongle completes his vision of a new capital with the building of the Forbidden City.  Follow along at History Point shares the story of how the British Empire brought down China through the destructive trade of the opium.

Ming Dynasty Giraffe with Attendant

Ming Dynasty Giraffe with Attendant

 

 

Zheng He Treasure Ship Voyages

Zheng He Treasure Ship Voyages

 

 

Forbidden City Ming Dynasty

Forbidden City as Depicted in Ming Dynasty Painting