A Victim of the Double Rape A Victim of the Double Rape There is an old saying that goes behind every strong man is a strong woman. This proverb can be used to describe the legacy of Hernando Cortes and his conquest of Mexico. Like the proverb, he had someone behind him who aided in his goals of dominance. The woman was Dona Marina, otherwise known as La Malinche. Her beauty and intelligence made her into one of the most hated and influential women in Mexico's history. According to Clifford Krauss, La Malinche is for t
CAPTULO LXXXVIICAPÍTULO LXXXVII CÓMO EL GRAN MONTEZUMA NOS ENVIÓ OTROS EMBAJADORES CON UN PRESENTE DE ORO Y MANTAS, Y LO QUE DIJERON A CORTÉS Y LO QUE LES RESPONDIÓ Ya que estábamos departida para ir nuestro camino a México, vinieron ante Cortés cuatro principales mexicanos que envió Montezuma y trajeron un presente de oro y mantas, y después de hecho su acato, como lo tenían de costumbre, dijeron: “Malinche: este presente te envía nuestro señor el gran Montezuma, y dice que le pesa mucho por el trabajo que ha
Corts Hernn or Cortez Hernando 1485-1547 Spanish explorer and conqueroCortés, Hernán or Cortez, Hernando (1485-1547), Spanish explorer and conqueror of the Aztec Empire of Mexico. Cortés was born in Medellín, Extremadura. He studied law at the University of Salamanca, but cut short his university career in 1501 and decided to try his fortune in the New World. He sailed for Santo Domingo in the spring of 1504. In 1511 he joined the Spanish soldier and administrator Diego Velázquez in the conquest of Cuba, and subsequently became alcalde (mayor) of Santiago de Cuba.