The Ikko-ikki; the Hojo in pictures:
The Ōnin War; Samurai weapons;
A major revision of War in Japan (Essential Histories),
Mongols vs European Knights and the Hojo clan
CONSULTANCY AND PICTURES
My consultancy service for film, publishing and television, and a picture library
Welcome to my newly redesigned website for 2022.
The hot news is the publication of a second volume in my new Art of War series. Entitled The Ikko-ikki Art of War as illustrated in the Military Chronicles, it consists of 101 pictures from woodblock printed books of Japan's "holy warriors" and the Ishiyama War when they took on Oda Nobunaga.
My book on the Ōnin War has been published and I have just finished revising the Osprey Essential History War in Japan 1467-1615, but so much new material has become available since 2003 it will be practically a new book AND it will have all new pictures.
Christmas 2022 will see my new Osprey Combat: Mongol Warrior vs European Knight, Eastern Europe 1237-42. The three engagements covered are Legnica (Liegnitz), Muhi (Sajo River) and the siege of Esztergom.
I am now translating new material on the Hōjō family of samurai for a book for 2023.
I also provide an advisory and consultancy service about Japan including a picture library holding 35,000 items.
My first degree was at Cambridge and have two MAs (in Theology and Military History) from Leeds University. In 1996 I received a PhD from Leeds for my thesis on Japan’s Kakure Kirishitan. In its published form the work won the Japan Festival Literary Award in 1998.
To get in touch email me at firstname.lastname@example.org