About this book
Subtitled, "The Rise Of The Spanish Empire". The Spanish conquistadors returned to Europe with the potato, turkey and syphilis, but within 30 years, Spain had created an empire that made her the most envied nation in the world. Thomas brings this imperial triumph to life.
Tells the story of the hundreds of conquistadors who set sail on the precarious journey across the Atlantic - taking with them wheat, the horse, the guitar and the wheel as well as guns, malaria and slaves - to create an empire that made Spain the envy of the world.