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  • The OTHER CONQUEST Alternative


Drama. Set against the background of Spain's incursions into Mexico in the early part of the 16th century, the story centres on the main character of Topiltzin, the illegitimate son of Emperor Montezuma, who refuses to bow to the Spanish rulers who have overrun his land. Topiltzin manages to evade arrest by the authorities but is eventually captured. He is spared the death sentence and becomes a monk at the monastery run by Friar Fray Diego, where he develops an obsession with a statue of the Virgin Mary, experiencing disturbing visions.

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