Choshu vs the Tokugawa, round 2! Only two years after being defeated by the Tokugawa, Choshu is back at war with Japan’s leading family. This time, they’ve got far more cards to play, though. Can Choshu defeat the Tokugawa and put them into a slow death spiral from which they will never recover? Hint: yes!
Listen to the episode here.
Jansen, Marius. Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration.
Craig, Albert. Choshu in the Meiji Restoration.
Beasley, W.G. The Meiji Restoration.