“Hacienda del Apantle de la Santa Cruz, Memories of its Surroundings”
The arrival of the Spaniards and in 1519 the beginning of the epoc of the Colony set the stage for a new era in the history of Morelos.
Hernan Cortes arrived at Texcoco on the last day of December, 1520 and established alliances there with the prince Ixtlilxóchitl, who would be one of the main collaborators of the Conquest.
In 1521 Gonzalo de Sandoval, commissioned by Hernan Cortes, marched in the company of a great number of Tlaxcaltecas and Chalcas towards Tlanáhuac. Before reaching Oaxtepec, they sustained a cruel battle with Mexicas and Acolhuas, defeating them.
On the 5th of April, 1521 he reached Tlalmanalco; on the 11th of the same month he left Chimalhuacán and without resistance occupied Yautepec. At the hill of Zacapalotzin he had an encounter and slept that night at Oaxtepec; he continued advancing and stopped at Jiutepec and on the next day he continued on to the fortified Cuauhnáhuac, defeating the defenders after a brief battle.
In the municipal code of Cuernavaca one can read that the inhabitants of several towns, seeing that the Spaniards were getting close, fled towards Santa Maria. So Cortes had clear passage so that on the 13th of August, 1521 he successfully took México-Tenochtitlan.
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