The historian William H. died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Nineteenth-century American historian and author whose most famous works include The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843) and The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837). His works focus primarily on Hispanic military and political history.
He and his wife, Susan Amory Prescott, had four children. Their first daughter, Catherine, died at the age of five, and their son, William Gardiner Prescott, studied at Harvard and became a Boston-based attorney.