The Despatches of Hernando Cortes

Hernando Cortes

The Despatches of Hernando Cortes, by Hernando Cortes - click to see full size image

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The Despatches of Hernando Cortes are a series of letters written by Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes. Cortes led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. These letters describe his journey to Mexico, his arrival in Tenochtitlán (the capital of the Aztec Empire) and some of the events that would result in the conquest of Mexico. This 19th century translation includes an Introduction and notes, as well as the second, third, and fourth letters.

This book has 137,729 words, and 193 pages in the PDF version. This translation by George Folsom was originally published in 1843.

Production notes: This ebook of The Despatches of Hernando Cortes was published by Global Grey on the 25th June 2022. There are a couple of instances where the chapters are misnumbered - this is how it was in the book, and nothing is missing. The artwork used for the cover is 'Hernán Cortés' by José Salomé Pina.

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