Episode 149 – The Birth of the Samurai, Part 4

 

This week: patricide, rebellions, and royal incest. Oh, also the increasing destabilization of the Heian government as ever more power falls into the hands of Taira no Kiyomori.

 

Listen to the episode here.

Sources

McCullough, Hellen. The Tale of the Heike.

Sansom, George. A History of Japan to 1334.

Totman, Conrad. A History of Japan.

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