September 11, 2011

September 11: Santiago Saved by Conquistadora, 1541

Ines de Suarez had come to the New World to search for her husband. Instead she became the mistress of a conquistador, and a heroine to the  people of Santiago.

Read story here.

Pictured: 19th century painting by Jose Mercedes Ortega, of Ines de Suarez inspiring the troops.

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