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A Tale of Two Islands - England & Japan

Talks - History; Talks - Travel

Event Description

It's just over 400 years ago since an English man called William Adams stepped ashore in Japan from the remnants of a Dutch trading fleet. He was the first English man to reach Japan and would become a trade adviser for the Japanese and later the first western Samurai, spending the rest of his life in Japan, and dying in Nagasaki. With his help, the British East India Company established a trading base in Japan but actually, there wasn’t much the Japanese wanted from Britain!

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Sandy Leong

Meet The Speaker, Sandy

Sandy Leong is an historian, passionate about bringing history to life and is a lively and entertaining speaker. She has a popular series of entertaining, light hearted talks on general historical subjects. However she specialises in the Tudors, an exciting time in the country as it was changing fast; and in the Viking period, who are much more than the stereotype of raiders in horned helmets. She is an international, professional speaker, and published author.

Preparing for the Event

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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!