Part 8 is the wrap up of this amazing series.
We look at the aftermath of the siege of Tenochtitlan, cover the rest of Cortés’ life, and do a review of the lives of some of the key players in the series.
We will wrap with some thoughts on Cortés and the fall of the Aztec Empire.
“The Martyrdom of Cuauhtémoc”, a 19th-century painting by Leandro Izaguirre
There is a lot of information on Cortés and the Aztec Empire. Below are some of the key sources that used for the podcast.
Conquest: Cortes, Montezuma, and the Fall of Old Mexico by Hugh Thomas.
When Montezuma met Cortes: The True Story of the meeting that Changed History by Matthew Restall. This offers some of the radical rethinking of the fall of the Aztec Empire – and is thus controversial in the eyes of some.
Letters of Cortes, Vol. 1 by Hernan Cortes.
Letters of Cortes, Vol. 2 by Hernan Cortes.
Florentine Codex by Bernardino de Sahagún.
The Memoirs of Conquistador Bernal Diaz Del Castillo by Bernal Diaz.