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 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