Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Reshaping the New World
Seems that The Golden Age is a continuation of Rivers of Gold, charting the Spanish influence in the Americas from 1520 to 1558, during the reign of Charles V, taking in Pizarro's Conquest of Peru. Hugh Thomas seems to have a very well developed understanding of Spanish history in the Americas, having written quite a number of books on the subject.