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 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