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Hernando Cortes

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Hernando Cortes.  On a dark June night in 1520, Cortes, his hostage Montezuma dead, had to fight his way out of the Aztec capital.  Losses were heavy - but within a month he was back to take the city and topple the Aztec empire.  Original artwork for illustration on p12 of Look and Learn issue no 849 (22 April 1978).

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