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 – Part 4

In part 4 of our series on Hernán Cortés, the Spanish march into Tenochtitlan - the Aztec capital. In doing so, Cortés will come face-to-face with the legendary Montezuma. Listen to this episode online. Download this episode. (mp3 file) Explorers on iTunes

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 – Part 2

In part 2 of series, Cortés forges an alliance with a discontented people, and establishes the first European settlement in New Spain - Vera Cruz. Also, he encounters the first emissaries of the Aztec Empire, who offer the Spanish a large bribe to leave their lands. Instead, Cortés becomes determined to travel to the heart of … Continue reading Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 2

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