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 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

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