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 6

In the wake of his defeat at Tenochtitlan, Cortés has to fend off the Aztecs at the Battle of Otumba. He must then consolidate his forces, and plot his return to the Valley of Mexico. Meanwhile, smallpox ravages the Aztec Empire - and brings a new emperor - Cuauhtémoc. Listen to this episode online. Download … Continue reading Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 6

Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 5

In Part 5 in our series on Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico, Cortés must deal with threats from the recently arrived Panfilo de Narvaez, and an uprising in Tenochtitlan. Things will end with the La Noche Triste - the Night of Sorrows (hint: that's won't end well for the Spanish). Listen to this … Continue reading Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 5

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