Podcast – The Unbelievable Story of How Conquistador Cortes Conquered the Aztecs
Author Buddy Levy joins the show to discuss his book Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs.
We discuss the story of a driven conquistador and what led to the defeat of an Aztec King. We are sure you will be surprised by the events that ultimately became one of history’s most intriguing meetings between two very different cultures.
Listen to this can’t-miss episode and learn what it felt like to be in Mexico 500 years ago.
In this episode, we discuss:
- What huge advantages Cortes exploited against the Aztec empire
- How a fateful sightseeing trip with King Montezuma led to a brilliant attack plan for the Conquistador
- That taxes used to be paid in humans in the Aztec system of rule
And much more.
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