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Heroes and Villains Episode 2 of 6

Drama documentary. In, 1519 the Spanish adventurer Hernan Cortes is supposed to have taken on the mighty Aztec empire with a handful of soldiers and 16 horses. The myth claims that the Aztec emperor, Montezuma, surrendered his empire beause he believed Cortes to be a God. But a more accurate account suggests that the Conquistadors started a civil war in Central America, uniting an army of tribesmen who hated Aztec rule. Montezuma is revealed to be a sophisticated ruler.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 7 Sep 2009 00:20


Role Contributor
Hernan CortesBrian McCardie
Dona MarinaVineeta Rishi
Pedro de AlvaradoAndrew Howard
Gonzalo de SandovalNicholas Shaw
Martin LopezDavid Maybrick
VelasquezNiall Macgregor
MontezumaRamon Tikaram
Antonio De VillafanaAlec Newman
Executive ProducerMatthew Barrett