387. The Fall of the Aztecs: Prisoners of Montezuma (Part 4)

‎The Rest Is History

The year is 1519. Hernán Cortés and his Spanish comrades have arrived in Tenochtitlan, the capital city of the Aztecs, and have been welcomed by their Emperor Montezuma. But what is Montezuma planning? Are the Spaniards his guests – or his prisoners? Has he really acknowledged them as his overlords? Or are they destined for a rather darker fate, as the latest inmates in his mysterious zoo?

In today’s episode, Tom and Dominic follow the Spaniards as they explore the magnificent city of Tenochtitlan, from the crowds in the markets to the blood-drenched shrines atop the temple pyramids.


The days pass, the smiles fade and the tension rises. And then Cortés hears news from the coast that changes everything, and must roll the dice one more time in the greatest gamble of all …

*Dominic’s book The Fall of the Aztecs is available now from bookshops across the UK – the perfect Christmas present!*

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Producer: Theo Young-Smith

Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor

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