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Cortez, or, The conquest of Mexico

J. R. PlanchГ©

Cortez, or, The conquest of Mexico

an historical drama in three acts

by J. R. PlanchГ©

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Published by Printed by and for J. Lowndes in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cortés, Hernán, -- 1485-1547 -- Drama

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCortez., The conquest of Mexico.
    Statementby J.R. Planché ; the music by Henry R. Bishop.
    GenreDrama.
    SeriesEnglish and American drama of the nineteenth century
    ContributionsBishop, Henry R. Sir, 1786-1855., Dryden, John, 1631-1700.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination50 p.
    Number of Pages50
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17809759M
    OCLC/WorldCa9286799

    Chapter The Rising In Mexico. He did it through a combination of luck, courage, political savvy and advanced tactics and weapons. The weapons and armour of the Spaniards were certainly formidable against the easily-shattered obsidian blades and arrows of the indigenous people, but the thousands of allies supporting the conquistadors should not be forgotten. Cortes returned in late June and decided that the city could not be held. Return to Mexico. Inhe took part in the Spanish conquest of Hispaniola and Cubawhere the Arawak people lived.

    In just a few years, he would lose many of his lands in the New World. Slavery was common to both the native tribes and the Spaniards. The Spanish made their way inland, ignoring pleas and threats from Montezuma to go away. After a shipwreck strands him in Pre-Columbian Mexico, Roger must find a way to avoid becoming one of the many human sacrifices offered to the Aztec gods. Skillful deployment of cavalry against the elite Aztec jaguar and eagle warriors carried the day for the Europeans and their allies.

    Soon, an alliance was forged between the Spanish and the Tlaxcalans. New York: Bantam, InGovernor Diego Velazquez of Cuba sponsored an expedition of exploration and settlement and entrusted it to Hernan Cortes. The cultures and people meshed, sometimes violently, sometimes peacefully, and by Mexico was enough of its own nation and culture that it broke with Spain and became independent. Cortes returned in late June and decided that the city could not be held. He finally left for Hispaniola in and became a colonist.


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Cortez, or, The conquest of Mexico book

They marvelled at the towering temples, grand palaces, beautiful gardens and great markets, but were revolted by the terrible spectacle of human sacrifice.

Engraving by W. The city was clean and well-ordered, with strong laws and political administration, but the Aztecs have often been regarded as a brutal and even evil people because they practised human sacrifice. When they reached the lands of the Tlaxcalans in August ofCortes decided to make contact with them.

I purchased the earlier version, and gave several editions as gifts. Firearms duplicated the intensity of that noise, at least at close range. The Spanish made their way inland, ignoring pleas and threats from Montezuma to go away.

View Images Aztec warriors besiege Spaniards, uned the command of Alvarado, who are holing up in Moctezuma's palace in this engraving from the 16th century.

Inat the age of 62, he died in a village near Sevilla, Spain, embroiled in lawsuits and his health broken by a series of disastrous expeditions. Retreating to Tlaxcala, he marshalled his remaining forces and allies, not without difficulty, and determined to reverse their fortunes.

Image credit: Public domain. Months of tactical manoeuvring were ended by this confrontation, and his careful plans for a peaceful victory had been ruined.

Having lost more than half their company, they rally at Tlacopan before retreating to Tlaxcala. Chapter 3: The Voyage. Francis and the other from the Order of St.

He was the only son of noble, though not wealthy, parents. They were an expressive and sophisticated civilisation that valued poetry, art and family highly.

The Conquest of the Aztec Empire

During his travel to Spain, his property was mismanaged by abusive colonial administrators. For several days, the Cortez vainly used Moctezuma in an attempt to calm tempers, but his people pelted the puppet king with stones. Nutmeg, cloves and pomander from the Indonesian "Spice Islands" and pepper and cinnamon from India were in high demand, said Cosme.

The Siege of Tenochtitlan While in Tlaxcala, the Spanish received reinforcements and supplies, rested, and prepared to take the city of Tenochtitlan. They continually lied to each other, Cortez allies, and their men, as the situation required. On the night of June 30, the Spanish tried to stealthily leave the city, but they were discovered and attacked.

Corned gunpowder had only been perfected about 20 years previously. In OctoberCortes gathered his soldiers and around three thousand Tlaxcalteca who did not like the Aztecs. Inhe sailed to Spain, where he was received and rewarded by Charles V, who also blessed his second marriage.

Your Majesty should likewise beseech His Holiness [the pope] to grant these powers to the two principal persons in the religious orders that are to come here, and that they should be his delegates, one from the Order of St. He received twenty young indigenous women from the vanquished natives, and he converted them all to Christianity.

It is hard for modern man to realize how quiet the world was before gunpowder and modern engines. The cloths of the Flemings, the silks and satins of Italy, the produce of the East, which passed first through the hands of the Venetian and Genoese merchants, and the wines of France and Spain were the chief articles of commerce Read more: America: Brave new world or accident?Dec 29,  · SUBSCRIBE HERE atlasbowling.com TO OUR CHANNEL.

FRESH CONTENT UPLOADED DAILY. History of the Conquest of Mexico, William H. PRESCOTT ( - ) (Note: This project had some missing and. With Cortez in Mexico, or By Right of Conquest G. A. HENTY ( - ) In perhaps the most audacious military enterprise in the history of human conquest, Cortez, with only a few hundred men, conquered a civilization of tens of thousands.

Read "By Right of Conquest: Or, With Cortez in Mexico Complete with original illustrations" by G.A. Henty available from Rakuten Kobo. The conquest of Mexico, an extensive empire with a numerous and warlike population, by a mere handful of Spaniards, is o Brand: Freeday Shop.

Get this from a library! Cortez & the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards in. [Bernal Díaz del Castillo; Elizabeth (Greenebaum) Herzog, Mrs] -- A follower of Hernando Cortez describes how a small group of Spaniards was able to defeat the mighty Aztecs. Apr 28,  · Conquest is a detailed, well documented, straight-forward account of what really happened in Old Mexico during its conquest by Cortes, its sacking and the destruction of its arts, its decimation by smallpox, and the tragic downfall and death of Montezuma.

There is plenty of human vice, on both sides, to keep the reader glued to his seat/5. Jun 20,  · The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico by Bernal Diaz del Castillo is the only extant first person account of the campaign under the command of Hernando Cortez from to Reviews: 9.