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.