The Samurai Capture a King:  Okinawa 1609

The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609

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A brilliant but little-known operation, the Shimazu clan raid on the independent kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) in 1609 is one of the most extraordinary episodes in samurai history and the culmination of centuries of rivalry between the two powers. The defeat of the Shimazu at Sekigahara in 1600, and their need to win favour with the new Shogun, led them to hatch an audacious plot to attack the islands on the Shogun’s behalf and bring back the king of Ryukyu… (more)

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Publisher: Osprey Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 64 pages

File size: 29.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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