William Adams (17th C. 'English Samurai'): Remains Found

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https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/english-samurai-0013732

Once there was an English sailor, who traveling as a navigator on a Spanish ship was blown off course and far off of the charts. After many tribulations and losing hope they made landfall in a country that to the Elizabethians was nothing short of mythical, indeed, a certain Jamie upon recieving a letter from our sailor many years later, said his accounts were `the loudest lies ever told.`

He did not come back, but the Japanese remembered him with fondness, while he was mostly forgotten at home.
 

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https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/english-samurai-0013732

Once there was an English sailor, who traveling as a navigator on a Spanish ship was blown off course and far off of the charts. After many tribulations and losing hope they made landfall in a country that to the Elizabethians was nothing short of mythical, indeed, a certain Jamie upon recieving a letter from our sailor many years later, said his accounts were `the loudest lies ever told.`

He did not come back, but the Japanese remembered him with fondness, while he was mostly forgotten at home.
An Englishman serving on a Spanish ship in Elizabethan times?
[Strokes chin] Hmmmm.
[Reads article]
Oh, right. Dutch ship.
 

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William Adams featured in a comic strip the boys comic Victor in the 1960s. The reference years here, 1967 - 68 refer to annuals.

  • Stark# of the Samurai (series character; 17th century; soldier of fortune; featuring Solomon Stark; Jimmu; unless stated artist Ted Rawlings).
    • 1967, 1968.
    • 173 - 182 (Japan 1612; in service to Will Adams, Japan Emperor's chief advisor; Daimyo of Kura, main villain).
    • 199 - 203. (India 1614; in service to great Mogul of India; featuring Prince Jelal; spying on Mahrattas who are in revolt against the Mogul).
    • 247 - 252 (Arrest of Baron Koda, Japan, 1616; Featuring Jimmu; Will Adams, advisor to Japan's Emperor).
    • 460 - 466 (1618 Cambodia; on a mission for King Kambu to retrieve the Moonstone from Thailand; featuring Jimmu).
    • 756 - 763 (1619 searching for the lost city of Eldorado; featuring Captain John Dory; artist Ted Rawlings).
http://www.victorhornetcomics.co.uk/victorindex.html
 
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