By Stephen Turnbull
Osprey's exploration of the advanced historical past of the Siege of Osaka (1614-1615), in addition to of the conflict studies of the opposing forces, in a compelling exploration of the clash that resulted in the eventual triumph of 1 dynasty over one other. In 1614, Osaka fortress was once Japan's maximum fortification, measuring nearly 2 miles in size with double circuits of partitions, a hundred ft excessive. It used to be guarded via 100,000 samurai, unswerving to their grasp: the pinnacle of the Toyotomi extended family, Toyotomi Hideyori. The fort was once doubtless impenetrable, but the ruling shogun of the age, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was resolute to wreck this one final danger to his place as Japan's final ruler.
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