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Gilbert Stuart

Stuart, Gilbert (1742–1786). Historical writer, son of George S., Prof. of Humanity (Latin) at Edinburgh Among his publications were An Historical Dissertation on the English Constitution (1768), Discourse on the Government and Laws of England (1772), A View of Society in Europe (1778), and a History of Scotland (1782). He was a man of extremely jealous and implacable temper, and made venomous attacks on the historical works of Robertson and Henry. His own writings, though well-written, are inaccurate.

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