The Latin American History Podcast

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April 28, 2019 00:26:08
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40. The Conquest of Mexico - Part 4

Today's episode sees Cortez meet the Aztec for the first time, found a city, see off a rebellion, and gain some allies. ...

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March 24, 2019 00:26:51
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39. The Conquest of Mexico - Part 3

After his stop in the Yucatan, Cortez continued northwards. He had a few difficulties to overcome before he encountered the Aztec however. Today's episode will see him fighting the first battles of the conquest, and meeting a character who will play a major role in coming events. ...

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March 03, 2019 00:24:17
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38. The Conquest of Mexico - Part 2

In the lead up to the Spanish arrival in Mexico, the Aztec witnessed a series of ominous omens. They included strange two-headed men, pillars of flame and ghostly voices. In this episode we examine these and what impact they had on their interpretation of the arrival of the Spaniards. Meanwhile Cortez reaches Southern Mexico and take stock of his surroundings. While on the island of Cozumel he makes a surprising discovery. A marooned Spaniard. ...

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February 10, 2019 00:35:40
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37. The Conquest of Mexico - Part 1

This is the first episode in a series which covers one of the most famous and significant events in Latin American History - the conquest of the Aztec. Today we lay the groundwork for the events to come. We introduce the main characters of our story, and have a look at their lives before conquest took place. ...

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October 21, 2018 00:23:53
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36. Under new management

While the conquistadors were off exploring and conquering the Americas, back in Spain change was afoot. Ferdinand and Isabella both died within the first couple of decades of the 1500s, and this set off an ugly political struggle. The end result was that Spain would come under control of a new family of kings, and would become part of a much larger and more powerful political unit. ...

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October 07, 2018 00:21:43
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35. The Taino Rebellion

When Ponce de Leon was not off exploring, he spent most of his time on the island of Puerto Rico. Despite having conquered it himself with ease however, his life there was far from straightforward. His governorship was challenged by both the indigenous inhabitants who launched a protracted rebellion, and rival Spaniards who hoped to control the island themselves. ...

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