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Conquistadors with Michael Wood

The Fall of the Aztecs (1 of 4) (#101)

Host Michael Wood lands on a small island off the coast of Mexico where Hernan Cortes landed in 1519. [75 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: One of the most significant events in the history of the world, the conquest of the New World by Spanish conquistadors in just a few years in the 16th century is also one of history's greatest adventures. The opening of the continent involved unparalleled journeys of exploration with exceptional bravery, endurance, greed, cruelty and suffering. Blending history, travel and adventure, CONQUISTADORS follows four of these amazing tales: Cortes' dramatic conquest of the Aztecs in Mexico; Pizarro's overthrow of the Incas in Peru; Orellana's search for El Dorado and the discovery of the Amazon; and Cabeza de Vaca's first crossing of the North American continent.

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