On Thursday Caroline Pennock, a University of Sheffield colleague, will be appearing on the radio show In Our Time to discuss the Siege of Tenochtitlan.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Siege of Tenochtitlan. In 1521 the Spanish conquistador Herman Cortes led a Spanish army against the city of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec civilisation. After a fierce battle, in which many thousands died, the city finally fell. This major confrontation between Old and New Worlds precipitated the downfall of the Aztec Empire, and marked a new phase in European colonisation of the Americas.
A long way from 18th-century London, but it should be well worth a listen!