Colonial Peru, the Caste System, and the “Purity” of Blood

David GaughranBackground, Historical Fiction, History, Latin America5 Comments

It was the Spaniards who gave the world the notion that an aristocrat’s blood is not red but blue. The Spanish nobility started taking shape around the ninth century in classic military fashion, occupying land as warriors on horseback. They were to continue the process for more than five hundred years, clawing back sections of the peninsula from its Moorish … Read More