What was the Lam Sơn Uprising (1418-1427)?

Introduction The Lam Sơn uprising (Vietnamese: Khởi nghĩa Lam Sơn) was the uprising led by Lê Lợi in Vietnam of 1418-1427 against Ming rule. Background This was a troubled time in Vietnam’s history as the Hồ dynasty in 1400 finally displaced the Trần dynasty and set about reforming the kingdom. Hồ rule was short lived… Read More

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What was the Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động (1426)?

Introduction The Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động (1426) was the decisive battle in the 14-year Lam Sơn uprising which established Vietnam’s independence from Ming China in 1428. The Battle The battle took place over three days from 05-07 November 1426 in the Red River Valley between Tốt Động and Chúc Động, two villages… Read More