Conquistadors (2000): S01E02 – The Conquest of the Incas


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


Michael Wood follows ancient footpaths through the Andes as he recalls “The Conquest of the Incas” by the Pizarro brothers in 1532-33. The empire they conquered, which stretched for 1000 miles from Ecuador to Chile, was “unknown to the whole world” until Francisco Pizarro first visited it in 1527. Five years later he returned with horses and guns. What followed, as Wood quotes one conquistador as recalling, “was the most despicable thing we ever did in the Americas.”

Conquistadors Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 01 December 2000.
  • Running Time: 46-51 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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