Monday, 13 February 2012
The Scot who shaped Japan
I stumbled upon a fascinating programme on television last night about the life of Thomas Blake Glover, known as the Scottish Samurai. It was presented by Neil Oliver (of "Coast" fame).
I've had a Google today and found these articles:
The Scot who shaped Japan | The Japan Times Online
and have ordered Michael Gardiner's "At the Edge of Empire: The Life of Thomas B. Glover from the local library.
The programme is on BBC iplayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b018c57k/The_Last_Explorers_Thomas_Blake_Glover/