The family was a line of daimyō (feudal lords) which, along with the Azai clan, opposed Oda Nobunaga in the late 16th century. They were defeated by Nobunaga at the battle of Anegawa in 1570, and all but eliminated when their home castle of Ichijōdani was taken three years later.
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“It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a mans interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.”
—Anthony Trollope (18151882)