Hernán Cortés: Expeditions after Mexico

After the Conquest of Mexico In August of 1521 explaining that he had conquered the city, leaving a longer account for later. This note did not reach Spain until March 1522. Believing he had accomplished a triumph with no response, he felt ignored but not idle. During this period, he began the reconstruction of Tenochtitlán, […]

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Hernán Cortés: The Conquest of Mexico

Cortes at Cozumel While waiting in Cozumel for the repair of one of his vessels, Cortés met Gerónimo de Aguilar, a Spaniard who had been shipwrecked off the coast of the Yucatan and had been captured by the Maya. During his eight-year captivity, he became fluent in Chontal Maya and therefore was recognized as an […]

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