How did Hernán Cortés and his “300” soldiers topple the Aztecs? What motivated these conquistadores, and what legal justifications did they use to legitimize this conquest? Find the answer to these questions and more as we explore the clashing of the Aztec and Spanish empires.
Iniga Clendinnen, Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan 1517-1570, Cambridge (2003).
J.H. Elliot, Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830, Yale (2007).
J.H. Elliot, Imperial Spain: 1469-1716, Penguin (2002).
Henry Kamen, Empire: How Spain Became a World Power 1492-1763, Harper (2002).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)