Lady Triệu – A Legend of the Vietnamese Resistance Movement

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Triệu Thị Trinh was born in the Nông Cống district of Vietnam in 225, a time where the Chinese occupied much of Vietnam, persecuting the native inhabitants of the land. From a young age Triệu Thị Trinh was left alone with her older brother, orphans trying to survive. Her elder brother married, and Triệu Thị Trinh having no other options was forced to live with them in their house. She was continually mistreated by her sister in law, a mean woman who would do her best to provoke Triệu Thị Trinh and abuse her at every given opportunity.

One day Triệu Thị Trinh snapped in response, and killed her sister-in-law in a fit of anger. Scared at the repercussions she would face, Triệu Thị Trinh fled to the hills and made herself a camp.

After much searching, her older brother discovered her hide-away and begged Triệu Thị Trinh to return…

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