"Power to them meant everything. It was founded on courage, which begot honor. And by this courage and for this honor they fought to the death."
The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps tells the thrilling story of the Shinsengumi—the legendary corps of Samurai warriors tasked with keeping order in Kyoto during the final chaotic years of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1600–1868).
This book recounts the fascinating tales of political intrigue, murder and mayhem surrounding the fearsome Shinsengumi, including:
"So, what do the Hell's Angels and the Shinsengumi have in common? They both had a propensity for violence, a strict internal code of conduct, and an alarmingly excessive reaction to insult, real or perceived. Also, they probably would have slaughtered each other on sight." — Goodreads
Romulus Hillsborough is an acclaimed expert in the field of Japanese history and culture who lived in Japan for over fifteen years. He has appeared numerous times on television and radio including The History Channel and NHK television. Fluent in spoken and written Japanese, he is the author of Ryoma: Life of a Renaissance Samurai, Samurai Revolution, Samurai Assassins and Samurai Tales. Hillsborough lives in San Francisco, California.