|  Buy to Own: 19/10/2009
  |  60 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Presenter Dan Snow traces the history and legacy of the last ruler of the Aztec kingdom, Montezuma. Inheriting his throne when the Aztec empire was at its zenith, Montezuma reigned over a people whose lives were ruled by ceremony and bloody ritual. But when faced with the gold-hungry, heavily armed conquistadors of Spanish coloniser Hernando Cortes, the Aztec ruler compliantly ceded his kingdom to the Spanish invaders, bringing to an end a civilisation that had endured for 200 years.