The Conquistadores

The Conquistadores

Men-at-Arms 101
  • Author: Terence Wise
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 101
  • Publication Date: 24 Jul 1980
  • ISBN: 9780850453577
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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On 12 October 1492 Columbus discovered the New World. In the following decade a number of Spanish colonies were founded in the West Indies, many of the settlers being ex-soldiers. They were a hardy, adventurous and unruly crew, no longer able to find suitable employment in Europe. They carved a foothold for Spain in the Indies, but quickly became restless in the role of settler. Anxious to avoid the dull work of the administrators and planters, these men began to seek new territories to exploit, once again turning their faces towards the unknown. This title documents both the Conquistadores themselves, and their formidable enemies in the New World - the Aztecs, Incas and Maya.

Biographical Note

Terence Wise is one of Osprey's most popular authors. Terence has been a respected historical writer for over 25 years. With numerous books and articles to his credit, he has contributed more than a dozen titles to the Men-at-Arms series, mainly on medieval subjects including studies of military orders and the Wars of the Roses. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction Los Conquistadores The Aztecs The Incas The Maya The Plates

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