By Michael Wood
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000
The Spanish conquest of the Americas within the sixteenth century used to be probably the most vital and cataclysmic occasions in heritage. Spanish expeditions persevered wonderful hardships that allows you to open up the lands of the 'New World', and few tales in background can fit those for drama and endurance.
In Conquistadors, Michael wooden follows within the footsteps of a few of the best of the Spanish adventurers traveling from the forests of Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, the deserts of North Mexico, the snowpeaks of the Andes and the heights of Machu Picchu. He reports the epic trips of Cortes, Pizarro, Orellana and Cabeza de Vaca, and explores the turbulent and terrifying occasions surrounding the Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires.
Wood brings those tales to brilliant lifestyles, highlighting either the heroic accomplishments and the advanced ethical legacy of the eu invasion. Conquistadors is Michael wooden at his top - considerate, provocative and gripping heritage.
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