Today I want to feature a book which has been called the best book about the SInclairs in 300 years. It was thoroughly researched and compiled by noted scholars Gerald Sinclair (KL B) and Rondo B B Me (MA History) of Australia. It has sold all around the globe and continues to sell.
The Enigmatic Sinclairs: Volume 1
Enigmatic Sinclairs – a definitive guide to Sinclairs in Scotland, is based purely on primary source evidence garnered over 11 years painstaking research, supplemented by a few quotes from rigorous historians (a rarity) such as Geoffrey Barrow and those who worked with him. Author’s comments are at an absolute minimum as we found such a wealth of material the facts in chronological order present their own narrative. Prof Hugh Montgomery PhD Dipl CL.Ing Com FSA Scot in his foreword says “It is such a pleasure to see authors produce a book based entirely on original research and using original sources without the myths and tall tales told by so many when writing their family history ……. I believe this will become one of the foremost sources and examples to future family historians of how to produce a family history” Malcom of Caithness in his foreword says “book is such a useful breath of fresh air as they have taken endless trouble to go back to primary sources for evidence and have shattered a lot more myths in doing do, but have also discovered fascinating verifiable truths about the Sinclairs hitherto unpublished……..they have sought to follow those famous words carved in stone on an architrave in Rosslyn Chapel built by my ancestor , the first Sinclair Earl of Caithness, in the mid – fourteen hundreds “Truth conquers all” This 461 page volume covers from first recorded Sinclair presence in Scotland to just after end of the 15th Century and is in 3 parts Part A The Kings of Scotland – 4 chapters Part B The de Moreville Family to Sir Alan of Galloway – 1 Chapter Part C The Sinclairs – 3 Chapters c1160 – 1296; 1296 -1371; 1371 -1507
This book which was officially released to a select group at a personal book signing and talk by author Gerald Sinclair at the Rosslyn Chapel Visitor’s Centre and Bookshop on the evening of Tuesday 6th October, 2016 and was revised in January 2018. A Second Volume will be forthcoming.