Pizarro is one of the best known yet least understood figures of world history. His life is an extraordinary story of adversity and tragedy. An illiterate Spanish slaver of possible African ancestry, he set out in 1530, at the age of 55, to finally make the conquest of Peru. While Pizarro may legitimately be described as audacious, ruthless and cruel, luck played a part in his success also - his 200 men should not have been able to defeat an army of more than 30,000. But they did and Pizarro joins the few whose military ...

Pizarro 2006, Brecourt Academic

ISBN-13: 9780750936828

UK edition