Unusual articles written by ADLP
include titles such as Dialogues of the Dead, a fictional debate between the Spaniard Hernán Cortés
and the Aztec king Montezuma
in which each takes jabs at the other...
Helme's Translator's Preface explains that she has replaced Campe's group of pupils with a whole family and their parents, observing that children will find that more interesting.
Campe, Joachim Heinrich. Columbus. Translator Helme, Elizabeth, Sampson Low, 1799.
She praises the explorers for their...
At some point before 1792, EW
authored her single Hernando Cortés
tragedy, Cortes, which remained unproduced and unpublished, and is now lost (except for passages which she later quoted).
Mann, David D., Susan Garland-Mann, and Camille Garnier. Women Playwrights in England, Ireland and Scotland, 1660-1823. Indiana University Press, 1996.
23 June 1516
The death of Ferdinand of Spain
brought together the huge territories of Aragon, Castile, Burgundy, and the Low Countries, under the rule of Charles of Ghent, who soon became Holy Roman Emperor as Charles V
, a Spanish soldier of fortune sent out in command of an expedition to Yucatán in Mexico, began what was almost a chance conquest of the Aztec Empire.
US poet Archibald MacLeish
won the Pulitzer Prize for his epic poemConquistador, which traces the journey taken by Cortez