The series A History of Vietnam in Pictures presents the history of Vietnam in a brief, interesting and systematic way through concise tales and beautiful pictures.
The Trưng Ladies were Trưng Trắc and Trưng Nhị, two best known female heroes in Việt Nam. Together with her sister, Trưng Trắc led an uprising against the Hán invaders, liberated the country and became Queen. This infuriated the Hán Emperor. He ordered Mã Viện - a notoriously cunning general to invade Việt Nam again. On the sixth day of the second month in the lunar year Quý Mão (43 AD), faced with an enemy much stronger than their own army, the ladies threw themselves into the Hát river to avoid falling into the hands of the enemy.