Conquistadors is a four-part series that's aired on both PBS and the BBC. It covers the New World victories and discoveries of Cabeza de Vaca, Orellana, Cortés, and Pizarro. This volume focuses on Francisco de Orellana's discovery of the Amazon River in 1541 and his battles in the area with an intimidating group of female warriors. Viewers will learn why finding this mighty river, which extends more than 1,700 miles from north to south, proved so important to the 16th century conquistadors.
~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi