Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 8

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 … Continue reading Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 8

Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 7

In part 7 of our series on Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico, the Spanish and their allies converge on the Valley of Mexico and begin the siege of Tenochtitlan - which will signal the end of the Aztec Empire. Listen to this episode online. Download this episode. (mp3 file) Explorers on iTunes Images … Continue reading Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 7

Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 3

In part three of our series on Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico, the Spanish march west, encountering resistance from the independent Tlaxcalan people, as well as confronting possible treachery in the city of Cholula. The episode will wrap with Cortes and his army heading into the Valley of Mexico - the … Continue reading Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 3

Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico

In part one of our series, Hernán Cortés organizes and leads an army to Mexico to seek out the rich lands to the west. He does all of this despite a confrontation with the governor of Cuba, Diego Velázquez. In Mexico, the Spanish will find something they never imagined - the Aztec Empire. Listen to … Continue reading Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico

Pánfilo de Narváez and the Narváez Expedition

Spanish conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez marched into to swamps and forests Florida in 1527 with 300 men. Narváez and his men were in search of gold. Unfortunately, they are in store for a whole lot of misery and death. The Narváez Expedition is notable in that it marked the beginning of the amazing story of Álvar Núñez … Continue reading Pánfilo de Narváez and the Narváez Expedition