The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609 - Turnbull, Stephen
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A brilliant but little-known operation, the Shimazu clan raid on the independent kingdom of Rykkyu (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 favor with the new ShMgun, led them to hatch an audacious plot to attack the islands on the ShMgun's behalf and bring back the king of Rykkyu as a hostage. Stephen Turnbull gives a blow-by-blow account of ...

The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609 2009, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846034428

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