This week: the Taira family continue their rise to prominence, the Minamoto get stuck spinning their wheels for a few decades, and warrior violence makes its way to Kyoto.
All that, plus the hottest court gossip of the 1120s, this week.
Listen to the episode here.
Sansom, George B. A History of Japan to 1334.
McCullough, Hellen, trans. The Tale of the Heike.
Turnbull, Stephen. Pirates of the Far East.
Turnbull, Stephen. Samurai: World of the Warrior.
Varley, H. Paul. Warriors of Japan: As Portrayed in the War Tales.