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Conquistadors By John Pemberton

Conquistadors by John Pemberton

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Conquistadors follows the Spanish explorers as they unleash their terrifying religious wrath upon the Inca and Aztec empires and explains how the conquest of the New World transformed the Old World forever

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Conquistadors: Searching for El Dorado, the Terrifying Spanish Conquest of the Aztec and Inca Empires by John Pemberton

In the 16th century the King of Spain issued his soldiers with a three pronged mission: to find gold, spread the word of Christianity and claim new territories for Spain. The conquistadors, as they became known, set off into the world to do just that, and nothing was to stand in their way. Their amazing journeys took them from Florida to Machu Picchu via the Amazon and Lake Titicaca. Their epic voyages revolutionised world geography and society was transformed by the bizarre foods they brought back - potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, pineapple, tobacco and chocolate, as well as exotic human freight. However, there is a much darker side to the story, for as the King of Spain sat in his court watching Mexican jugglers, his blood-stained emissaries massacred Aztec warriors, raping, branding and enslaving their women and murdering their kings in the name of religion. They spread European diseases such as smallpox, malaria and typhoid, decimating the local populations with tens of millions dying in their wake.

About John Pemberton

John Pemberton is a freelance writer who specialises in ancient and modern history. He grew up in Ireland and has since travelled widely, particularly in Central and South America, studying the cultural history of the Aztecs and Incas at the University of Lima in Peru, where he lived for some time.

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Conquistadors: Searching for El Dorado, the Terrifying Spanish Conquest of the Aztec and Inca Empires by John Pemberton
Used - Very Good
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