Mike Rendell

Mike Rendell spent thirty years as a lawyer in Bristol before retiring to Spain a decade ago. He has used his time to research a huge collection of papers from the 18th Century. These included everything from diaries to inventories, accounts to shopping lists, and other ephemera kept by an ancestor who traded as a hosier and haberdasher from his shop at One London Bridge in the 1760's. The ancestor married a fortune, but later fell out with his children and became a farmer in the Cotswolds.

The result of Mike Rendell's studies were published in 2011 as The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman.

Recent Past Lectures
WATCHED

Entertainment in London in the 18th Century

Mike Rendell
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 1:00PM
WATCHED

A Haberdashery Shop on London Bridge: Journal of a Georgian Gentleman

Mike Rendell
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 6:00PM