Cortes (14851547)

Cortes, a Spanish soldier and conqueror of Mexico, born in Estremadura; went with Velasquez to Cuba; commanded the expedition to conquer Mexico, and by burning all his ships that conveyed his men, cut off all possibility of retreat; having conquered the tribes that he met on landing, he marched on to the capital, which, after a desperate struggle, he reduced, and laid waste and then swept the country, by all which he added to the wealth of Spain, but by his cruelty did dishonour to the chivalry of which Spain was once so proud (14851547).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Cortes * Cortona, Pietro da
Correggio, Antonio Allegri da
Corrib, Lough
Corrientes
Corrugated Iron
Corsair, The
Corsica
Corsica Paoli
Corssen, William Paul
Cort
Cortes
Cortes
Cortona, Pietro da
Coruña
Corvée
Coryat, Thomas
Corybantes
Corydon
Coryphæus
Cos
Cosenza
Cosin, John

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