Second Siege of Tenochtitlán, (April 28–August 13, 1521)

Hernán Cortés returned to Tenochtitlán with an enlarged force of conquistadores and much more important, large numbers of allied Mesoamerican warriors who came to complete what the Spanish had started but could not finish on their own. Cortés first systematically dismantled the supports of the Aztec Empire, forging alliances with vassal city-states around the interconnected […]

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