Francisco Pizarro: Conqueror of the Incas
A biography profiling the life and career of the Spanish explorer and conqueror Francisco Pizarro, who marched into the Inca empire, held the Inca king for ransom, stuffed his pockets with gold and became governor of present-day Peru. Includes source notes and timeline.
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