Sudden Death: A Novel - The Testament of Hernán Cortés – Giustiniani’s Studiolo Summary & Analysis

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The narrative moves to the life of Hernán Cortés during the final years of his life. Cortés died in Spain and his few possessions were sold at auction.

King Francis of France, owner of the Boleyn balls, was not a fan of tennis and never took them out of the box. The author recalls seeing the balls for himself in a museum in New York, where a curator showed him an inscription on the box proving that they were the Boleyn balls.

The author suggests that Cortés is reviled by all Mexicans, even by racists who admire Adolf Hitler. The author believes this is the reason no one in Mexico or Spain has ever seen Cortés’ coat of arms, which he describes in minute detail. After his death, Cortés...

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