My Lead Soldier Collection – The Spanish Conquistadors

Conquistadors

“…the breed of men who conquered a continent with a handful of adventurers, wore hair shirts day and night until they stuck to their flesh, and braved the mosquitoes of the Pilcomayo and the Amazon”  Gerald Brenan

Many of the sixteenth century explorers and adventurers who carved out the Spanish Empire in South America came from Extremadura and as well as Pizzaro, there was Hérnan Cortés, who defeated the Aztecs and founded Mexico, Hernando De Soto, who explored Florida, and Pedro de Almagro, who accompanied Pizzaro and they all came from this south-west corner of Spain.

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5 responses to “My Lead Soldier Collection – The Spanish Conquistadors

  1. Well worth reading again

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  2. And many like Hernan Cortés sailed from Cuba to Mexico with his expedition. But one came from Aviles, Asturias, and founded the oldest city in the USA Saint Augustine Florida!
    https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2019/07/11/st-augustine-florida/
    Cheers

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