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

Christopher Columbus – Part 4

In part 4 of our series on Christopher Columbus, we follow the intrepid Genoese mariner as he sets out to find the Asian mainland. He will explore Cuba and Jamaica, before returning to Hispaniola. Back in La Isabella, Columbus will begin a campaign to subjugate the native population. Listen to Christopher Columbus Part 4 online. … Continue reading Christopher Columbus – Part 4

Christopher Columbus – Part 2

In August of 1492, Christopher Columbus set out on what would be the most important voyage of discovery in the history of the world. Columbus' voyage would be the first of four to the New World. Part 2 of our series, covers the events surrounding Columbus' historic voyage - a voyage that will alter the … Continue reading Christopher Columbus – Part 2