This week, we're covering the beginnings of the rise of the
samurai class by looking at the wars of the 1000s, as well as the
Hogen and Heiji conflicts which secured the role of the military
class in national politics.
For part 2 of our Revised Introduction to Japanese History: what
do we know about the origins of Japan's imperial family? And how
does that knowledge line up with the mythology built around the