Conquistadors (2000): S01E01 – The Fall of the Aztecs


Introduction

Conquistadors (2000) is a BBC documentary retelling of the story of the Spanish expeditions of conquest of the Americas.

Outline

Host Michael Wood follows the route taken by Hernan Cortes (a lawyer by training, not a military man) in his 1519-1521 conquest of Mexico. Accompanied at first by just 500 men and a slave woman named Malinche, who spoke both the Aztec and Mayan languages, Cortes first encountered Montezuma’s ambassador on Easter Sunday 1519. He was, says Wood, “singlehandedly to destroy a civilization.”

Conquistadors Series

You can find a full index and overview of Conquistadors here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 24 November 2000.
  • Running Time: 46-51 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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