Hernando Cortez was born in Medellin, Province of Estremadura, Spain, in 1485. He studied law at the University of Salamanca. As a young man he joined the military which gave him the opportunity to explore the New World. Cortez wanted to feel and experience the myths he had heard as a child. In 1511 he accompanied Diego Velasquez, who was sent out by Diego Columbus to subdue and colonize Cuba. From there he traveled to Mexico where he fought the Aztec Indians. Join me on this expedition and find out how Cortez conquered the Aztec empire.