Now in his mid-50s, Hernan Cortes returned to Spain. Many lawsuits had been brought against him, and he was still fighting for power. He was almost entirely neglected. He finally won the right to join the emperor in his fight against Algiers. The war was not a good one for Spain, and Cortes himself was nearly drowned. He returned to Spain, still neglected and in debt, and finally decided to return to Mexico.
"Hernán Cortés en la Batalla de Otumba"
Louis S. Glanzman - Pedro de Mérida y Francisco de Valdéz en la batalla de Papudo.
Arcabuceros y lansquenetes españoles. Primer cuarto del siglo XVI