The Pilot of Miura by Isaac Meyers

Hello everyone, this is David here, from what is laughingly being referred to as holiday…although hopefully with the approach of Christmas really will become holiday!

I just wanted to say Hi, and say that I’m still not sure when I am going to come back but I suspect it’ll be later rather than sooner…but also to say that a few people have got in touch with me about guest episodes. So with a bit of luck there’ll be something on the airways.

This one following is from Isaac Meyers, then. Now when I was a lad, I ate the James Clavell books, I just ATE them. The best historical novels bar none, makes even the beloved Bernard look like a no hoper. And Shogun induced a period of Japanese mania as I remember, and through that I learned that the base story was true, about some English bloke tipping up on the shores of Japan and making a go if it all.

So when Isaac contacted me and suggested a guest episode, I was more than delighted. So, here it is, and there’ll be more soon!

History of England Guest Show

 Some background information from Isaac

This is Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa family and the man who saved Adams from the Spanish
A monument on the former site of Adams' home in what is now the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo
A letter from Adams to the representatives of the English EIC, date unknown.
The suit of armor given to James I by Tokugawa Hidetada, the second shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate

2 thoughts on “The Pilot of Miura by Isaac Meyers

  1. This guest episode was great. Sadly I can’t say the same about the revisionist apologetic tract that was posted today. I thought this was a history podcast. You always can tell what the agenda is when someone puts “materialism” after “scientific” and uses it as an epithet, more so when they call science a “faith”.
    That author should start his own podcast: “Feeling better about Christianity thru Revisionism, an Alternate History Podcast”. Nothing against people of faith, just disappointed that inaccuracies were quoted here.
    Seriously, though that Japanese history was fascinating.

  2. I would agree with the first comment 110%. The history of William Adams is fascinating. I regularly listen to the history of Japan podcast since it’s beginning.
    I’ve heard all of the revisionist arguments to the heresies before. They try to change the argument from evidence based to rhetoric based.

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