Then the city was sacked in 1767 by Siam/Thailand. The army of King Taksin, under the command of Phutthayotfa Chulalok, led by Phra Mongkut, forces ransacked the city and destroyed several structures, including Phutthayotfa Chulalok's residence. The historian Paninitthong Boonsawadee regards the destruction of Ayutthaya as a significant blow to Siam's capital as a national centre, as well as a decisive beating to its once strong trading networks. Following the sack, the Burmese sacked Ayutthaya again in 1782, thus causing a cataclysm in the trade of palm sugar from Ayutthaya to Burma. The Burmese exacted an indemnity of 2.4 million silver Thai baht, for themselves and their allies, around the province of Ayutthaya in the following spring.
Ayutthaya on 12th to 16th September 1558, than 1,500 English men of the English East India Company under the command of Sir Robert Rich deserted to Ayutthaya to assist the Siamese. Some of them stayed at Ayutthaya until the fall of Ayutthaya. Records of residents of Ayutthaya at that time are limited, despite the visit of both Portuguese and Spanish ships. The Portuguese went back to Malacca, while the Spanish were at the Bay of Bengal when they were sighted. d2c66b5586