Short History
Published in

Short History

The Battle That Doomed Tenochtitlan

How the Spanish usurped the odds on the plains of Otumba

Western painting depicting Otumba (Public domain)

The destruction of Tenochtitlan is one of the saddest events that transpired during the colonization of the New World by Europeans. Tenochtitlan was, by all accounts, an amazing city that was a beacon of culture, religion, commerce and engineering in what is now modern-day Mexico. But the eventual victory by…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store