This paper explores the political discourses surrounding one of the most famous queens in Vietnamese history: Dowager Queen Dương Vân Nga who connects the Đinh and Lê dynasties of the tenth century. From the fifteenth century onward Confucian historians considered her life as a cautionary lesson to latter kings and queens about transgression of marital norms that was worthy of opprobrium. In the twentieth century, especially by Marxist historians, she is held up as a shining example of a patriotic Vietnamese woman sacrificing her personal happiness to protect national unity and independence. This contrast shows that Vietnamese history, if seen from the lot of women, contains their silent voices with very little (or none) coming from the women themselves, but only the polyphonous dubbed voices of men over the faded faces of women over the course of time. This portrait of the tenth-century queen appears under the pen of men, not on her own (as a woman) but in the service of men and their male clan and factional interests, the social and political interests of men. She thus becomes an attachment to illustrate the political activities of men, and thereby expresses the political discourses whose meanings are created and inscribed by men over her female body and figure.