Description - Who's Who of the Conquistadors by Hugh Thomas
In 1519 Hernan Cortes arrived in Mexico with an army of 600 men. Over the next two years waves of conquistadors followed him, bringing horses and weapons with them in order to brutally subjugate both the Mayan and Aztec empires. In this reference, Hugh Thomas lists everyone connected with the conquest of Mexico, explains the part they played in the conquest, and details their histories, backgrounds and relationships. He draws on material from Spanish and Mexican archives.
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Author Biography - Hugh Thomas
Hugh Thomas has written numerous histories on the Spanish speaking world, including The Spanish Civil War, for which he won the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1962, Cuba or the Pursuit of Freedom, The Conquest of Mexico and The Slave Trade. His book The Unfinished History of the World won the first National Book Award for History in 1980. Hugh Thomas was chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies 1979-89 and was awarded a peerage as Lord Thomas of Swynnerton in 1981.