By Right of Conquest

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Author: G. A. Henty
Publisher: Preston Speed Publications; Hardcover
Ages: 8-12
Period: 16th century South America, Spanish Conquest of Mexico; Fiction

In the early 1500's Roger Hawkshaw journeys to the Spanish controlled Caribbean territory with his father Reuben, an English sea captain. Young Hawkshaw becomes stranded in a strange land. In God's good providence Roger is befriended by natives and eventually meets the courageous explorer Hernando Cortez. The conquest of Mexico by a small band of resolute men under the magnificent leadership of Cortez is always rightly ranked amongst the most stirring and daring exploits in history. By Right of Conquest is a welcomed respite from the biased historical accounts that have made their way into "children's literature."

         

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