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Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of Peru

Frederick A. Ober

Francisco Pizarro (1471 - 1541) was born into poverty, the illegitimate son of a Spanish soldier. After a brief career as a swineherd, he volunteered to join an expedition to the colony of Darien in Panama. He rose through the ranks to become right hand man of the governor. After hearing rumours of a rich country of gold to the south, he received permission from the king of Spain to lead an expedition to explore and attempt to conquer the Peruvian empire. This biography describes how, with an army of only 168 men, he was able to subjugate an entire nation. - Summary by Patrick Eaton

Francisco Pizarro (1471 - 1541) was born into poverty, the illegitimate son of a Spanish soldier. After a brief career as a swineherd, he volunteered to join an expedition to the colony of Darien in Panama. He rose through the ranks to become right hand man of the governor. After hearing rumours of a rich country of gold to the south, he received permission from the king of Spain to lead an expedition to explore and attempt to conquer the Peruvian empire. This biography describes how, with an army of only 168 men, he was able to subjugate an entire nation. - Summary by Patrick Eaton
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History

Description:

Francisco Pizarro (1471 - 1541) was born into poverty, the illegitimate son of a Spanish soldier. After a brief career as a swineherd, he volunteered to join an expedition to the colony of Darien in Panama. He rose through the ranks to become right hand man of the governor. After hearing rumours of a rich country of gold to the south, he received permission from the king of Spain to lead an expedition to explore and attempt to conquer the Peruvian empire. This biography describes how, with an army of only 168 men, he was able to subjugate an entire nation. - Summary by Patrick Eaton

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:18