59. The Conquest of Peru - Part 1

Episode 61 January 18, 2021 00:19:58
59. The Conquest of Peru - Part 1
The Latin American History Podcast
59. The Conquest of Peru - Part 1
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Show Notes

Inspired by rumours of a great empire and precious metals, in Spain's Panamanian colony three men hatch a plan to explore and colonise South America. They were Diego de Almagro, Hernando de Luque and of course Francisco Pizarro. In this introduction to the conquest, we introduce them and explain how they came to be preparing to launch a conquest which would rival that of Cortes in Mexico

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