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.

“The Last Days of Tenochtitlan, Conquest of Mexico by Cortez”, a 19th-century painting by William de Leftwich Dodge.

Images courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 6

Cuauhtémoc – the last emperor of the Aztecs

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.