Cajamarca and the End of the Inka Empire


“Pizarro Seizing the Inca of Peru” by John Everett Millais. Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

The Battle of Cajamarca, also known as the Massacre of Cajamarca, ultimately led to the end of the Inka Empire. But it might have gone much differently had the Inka not just been through a massive epidemic and a civil war.

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Topics in this Podcast: 16th century, South American history, conquistadors, colonialism, Tupac Amaru, Peru