Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of Peru

Frederick A. OBER (1849 - 1913)

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

Genre(s): Early Modern, Exploration

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 In the Land of Poisoned Arrows Patrick Eaton
00:16:16
Play 02 With Balboa in Darien Patrick Eaton
00:15:12
Play 03 Sailing the Unknown Sea Patrick Eaton
00:21:43
Play 04 The Desperate Adventurer Patrick Eaton
00:18:23
Play 05 Success in Sight at Last Patrick Eaton
00:14:20
Play 06 An Appeal to the Crown Patrick Eaton
00:15:18
Play 07 On the Peruvian Frontier Patrick Eaton
00:13:56
Play 08 A Glance at the Peruvians Patrick Eaton
00:17:33
Play 09 A March to the Mountains Patrick Eaton
00:14:59
Play 10 In the Inca's Stronghold Patrick Eaton
00:14:25
Play 11 How Atahuallpa was Captured Patrick Eaton
00:18:49
Play 12 The Prisoner and his Ransom Patrick Eaton
00:17:35
Play 13 The Inca and his Murderers Patrick Eaton
00:17:27
Play 14 In the Heart of Peru Patrick Eaton
00:13:57
Play 15 In the City of the Sun Patrick Eaton
00:15:41
Play 16 Quarrels of the Conquerors Patrick Eaton
00:10:37
Play 17 The Inca Raises his Standard Patrick Eaton
00:16:55
Play 18 The Downfall of Almagro Patrick Eaton
00:19:55
Play 19 How Pizarro was Assassinated Patrick Eaton
00:20:18