About Ronan


My name is Ronan Stewart and I am a historian, researcher and archivist living in Dublin. I completed my honours degree in history in University College Dublin (UCD), finishing with an honours first. I then completed my masters degree in South Asian studies (history) in the University of Cambridge.

I have been reading, studying and writing articles about history for most of my life, and I have an immense knowledge in the field. I am currently writing a book about 50 world battles.

Awards and Recognition

  • Winner of Edward / Arkins Award 2010 – For Excellent History Writing
  • Winner of the Maureen Wall Book Prize 2011


I have worked in Marshes Library and the Archaelogical Library, Cambridge. I have a particular expertise in European History from the 20th Century, but am also well-versed in Irish history from this period.

I gave a lecture at the “ask the experts” tent during the recent Battle of Clontarf Festival, during which I answered questions relating to the battle, from members of the public.

Due to my interest in Middle Eastern History and Society, I have travelled to the region to learn Arabic. Aside from my experience in History, I also have over 10 years experience in the field of Horticulture.


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