Respect and Consideration

How Queen Victoria's Royal Navy helped Japan

move fromfeudalism and join

the modern community of nations



The book is nearing completion!


In fifteen short years from 1853 to 1868, Japan's collision with the countries of Europe and America destroyed the old feudal system and replaced it with an embryonic democracy under the benevolent eye of the Emperor. Here is the fascinating and at times, bloody, story of those years.



Above all, enter into the heady ferment of the bakumatsu as two great worldviews clash.


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