The year is 1600. It is April and Japan's iconic cherry trees are in full flower. A battered ship drifts on the tide into Usuki Bay in southern Japan. On board, barely able to stand, are twenty-three Dutchmen and one Englishman, the remnants of a fleet of five ships and 500 men that had set out from Rotterdam in 1598. The Englishman was William Adams, later to be known as Anjin Miura by the Japanese, whose subsequent transformation from wretched prisoner to one of the Shogun's closest advisers is the centrepiece of this book.
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|Size: ||21.2 MB|
|Publisher: ||Renaissance Books|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781898823391 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|