Tributes have been paid to Belfast historian and author ATQ Stewart

Academics at Queen's University have been paying tribute to Belfast historian ATQ Stewart who died at home at the age of 81 after a long illness.

Dr Stewart worked as a lecturer in Stranmillis College of Education, before becoming a lecturer at Queen's University Belfast.

He was also a best-selling author and a contributor to BBC history programmes and to the Irish Times.

Professor Lord Paul Bew, from Queen's School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, said Dr Stewart was an "outstanding historian in an outstanding generation of Queen's historians".

"He was also a well-known journalist and broadcaster, capable of bridging the gap between the academic and public sphere....

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