Stewart Heritage Endorsements
Here is a snapshot of the lives of famous, infamous, interesting or merely eccentric Stewarts, who have made their mark in such diverse fields as monarchy, industry, diplomacy, the arts, the services and sport. I found it informative and entertaining in equal measure and it is beautifully illustrated.
A coffee table treasure.
Alexander (Sandy) Stewart WS, 15th of Ardvorlich, ex-President of the Stewart Society
A delightful, beautifully presented publication based on much new and intensive research, this commendable book guides the reader through the long history of the royal and noble Stewart family lineages. Of equal interest are the biographies of many notable titled and untitled, deceased and living, members of the worldwide Stewart family.
James (Jim) Stewart, Edinburgh
This book is designed to be read at various levels. As a ‘coffee table’ book it may be perused for the sheer enjoyment of discovering interesting facts about Stewart family heritage. As a picture-book it will delight readers of all ages. The book will be of interest not only to Stewarts but to all who have a connection with a Stewart family member, through ancestry or otherwise, or who have an interest in Scottish historical events, from the early Middle Ages to the present day. Although not a comprehensive text, it is hoped that the details provided in each of the biographical and other entries will act as a springboard for further reading and research.
The publication quotes recent DNA and other evidence relating to the origins of the Stewards and Stewarts and displays some little-known seals and charters of Stewart ancestors from France, England and Scotland. In addition to over 100 biographies of notable family members, including the Stewards and Stewart Kings and Queens of Scotland, are entries for many Stewart industries, ranging from steel producers to swede growers and from a brewery to a brick manufacturer. Stewart castles, airports and ships, towns, lakes, mountains, and museums, complete this interesting compilation.
Twenty chapters include Royalty, the Forces, Arts, Science & Engineering, Medicine, TV & Film, Justice and Sport: comprehensively cross-referenced and beautifully illustrated, they provide a wonderful treasure chest, keepsake, and reference book about worldwide Stewart Heritage
This is an extraordinary book, a sumptuous celebration of a single family whose members have woven themselves into the fabric of European history and culture. No family has approached the record of the Stewarts - in whatever spelling - in providing a dynasty of 14 monarchs for their country. No family has been so powerful for so long in so many countries. Stewart Heritage is lushly illustrated and meticulously researched, and its emphasis is on the variety of paths that Stewarts have trodden to become notable. … This is a book to be enjoyed by all Stewarts and those who would like to be Stewarts. It's a dipping book with someone new and interesting on every page. Stuarts need not despair as another volume is promised for them. Meantime they should buy this since they too are descendants of Hato the Knight, their first known progenitor, who died in 1055. He would be very proud of his progeny.
James Irvine Robertson