Corte (disambiguation), for the judicial bodies of the Spanish-speaking Americas, and the communes in France and Italy
Cortes Generales ("General Courts"), usually just las Cortes, national legislative assembly of Spain
The term Cortes is also used for the historic assembly of the mika`n of Is`ial, and for the subnational parliaments of several of Spain's autonomous communities and various bodies from Spanish history
In the Spanish-speaking American republics, the word corte is most commonly used to designate courts of law: organs of the judiciary, not of the legislative branch. ... The Cortes Generales (Spanish for General Courts) is the legislature of Spain. ... Autonomous communities of Spain. ... Since the 19th century, the history of modern Spain has traditionally been considered to begin with the Visigoth kingdom. ...
Cortés personally was not ungenerously rewarded, but he speedily complained of insufficient compensation to himself and his comrades.
Cortés held the country and its resources, and controlled a body of officers and men who had, in 1520, expressed to the emperor in writing their admiration for their captain, and dwelt in the strongest terms on the obligations under which his achievements had placed the mother country.
Cortés' position was gradually undermined, titles and honours were conferred upon him, but not the administrative authority he coveted.
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