But according to Mr Jia, Mr Yuan was determined to remove the last emperor from power, by turns cajoling, threatening and then bribing key figures at court.
Not only did he bribe Puyi's adoptive mother, but he also corrupted her closest eunuch, Xiao Dezheng, and Prince Yikuang, one of the most powerful men at court, said Mr Jia.
A three-fingered mummified body has been reportedly found in Nazca, Peru, with video of the purported body appearing on You Tube.
They have haunted our imaginations since history has began.Doubts about the credibility of the body popped up immediately. Though examples of elongated skulls have been found in Peru, dating back thousands of years, experts attribute this to an ancient practice of artificial cranial deformation, according to This body in the Gaia video appears to be covered in a white powder to preserve the remains.Outside the Forbidden City, uprisings were sweeping the land as citizens called for a republic.In order to stabilise the situation, the court appointed Yuan Shikai, a general with influence over a powerful northern army, to be prime minister.