Mexico

The legend of La Llorona has supposedly haunted Mexico since before the Conquest. Her story is one of violence, much like the country whose suffering she is often taken to represent. Beware the woman in white ...

Kate Wiles provides context for the first European image of the Aztec capital, razed by the Spanish in 1521.

Hidden beneath a hill in Cholula, Mexico lies the largest pyramid ever built.

Amy Fuller explores the complex origins of the Mexican legend of the wailing woman, now closely linked to the country’s celebrations of the Day of the Dead. 

Amy Fuller looks at the life of the Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and asks why we feel the need to kill our heroines rather than celebrate their achievements.

The man born Lev Bronstein was attacked on August 20th, 1940. He died the following day.

Beyond the stereotypes of bloodthirsty savagery and false predictions of Armageddon. 

Understanding aboriginal history through rare and largely unheard music.

Maximilian of Austria acceded to the imperial throne of Mexico on June 12th, 1864.

In 1836, after a short but violent struggle, conspicuously mismanaged on both sides, Texas wrested its independence from Mexico, which had itself secured its independence from Spain only fifteen years earlier.