Robert Stedall was educated at Marlborough College and McGill University, Montreal.
Following his career as a chartered accountant, he has researched genealogy of the Scottish peerage resulting in a two-volume history of Mary Queen of Scots. He was master of the Ironmongers' Livery Company in 1989. He lives near Petworth, West Sussex.
'What's Cooking' Newsletter Features Robert Stedall's 'Men of Substance: The London Livery Companies' Reluctant Part in the Plantation of Ulster'
The Worshipful Company of Cooks issues two newsletters a year, 'What's Cooking', and reviews several events of the year, together with some of the activities that the Charity and Assistance of Cookery Committees is involved in.