Conquistador: Francisco Pizarro And The Conquest Of The Inca Empire

The gripping, shocking and almost unbelievable story of how a few hundred Spaniards subdued the millions of the Inca Empire. Under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro, Spanish soldiers numbering between as few as 80 and never mor…

The gripping, shocking and almost unbelievable story of how a few hundred Spaniards subdued the millions of the Inca Empire. Under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro, Spanish soldiers numbering between as few as 80 and never more than 500, overcame vast Inca armies numbering in the hundreds of thousands through a combination of superior technology, better tactics and the less appealing methods of murder and outright deceit. This work details Pizarro’s first two failed attempts to invade the Inca Empire; the daring capture of the Incan emperor Atahulpa at the Battle of Cajamarca; the “ransom of gold”; Atahualpa’s brutal execution, and the seizure and subsequent dramatic battles around the of the Incan capital city of Cuzco. Pizarro and his fellow conquistador Diego Almagro fell out with one another, sparking off a war between two Spanish factions which ended in the defeat and execution of Almagro in 1541. Pizarro met his own end at the hands of Almargo’s son, and was laid to rest in the Cathedral of Lima.

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