On May 4, 1796, American historian William H. Prescott was born. Prescott’s History of the Conquest of Mexico and his Conquest of Peru remain classic works of well-researched, “scientific history.” Prescott, Arizona, was named in his honor. By: Redactor Cinco de Mayo Between the crosses Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website 1 + = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.