What it means to be a Conquistador
conquer to become a conquistador
Why did the spanish start conqureing South America
The conquest of the New World by Spain was fueled by a strong religious culture as well as a strong desire to gain wealth and prominence for the new nation of Spain. Charles V was more of a diplomat than a religious zealot, however his son, Phillip II, who reigned in Spain from 1556-1598, was indeed a religious zealot.