William Adams: Story of the English Samurai in Japan

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In one of our past animated historical documentaries, we told the story of the African Samurai – Yasuke However, he wasn’t the only foreign Samurai who found fortune and adventure in Japan – and Englishmen William Adams was a prominent player in the battle for the Shogunate and his story will be told in this video.

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Dalton, William. 1861. Will Adams, The First Englishman in Japan: A Romantic Biography. London: Cassel, Peter, and Galpin.
Pletcher, Kenneth. 2012. William Adams: English Navigator. October 5.
Veith, Ilza. 1945. “Englishman or Samurai: The Story of Will Adams.” The Far Eastern Quarterly 5-27.

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