Let me take you back in time… It is 17th century England, and Charles I is ruler. In one splendid English country house, a well-respected servant named Robert Draper sits and writes a shopping list to his friend and contemporary, Mr Bilby, residing in another.
This letter, along with two others, were to be discovered nearly 400 years later during a renovation of Knole House. Two of the notes were found by a volunteer and history enthusiast, Jim Parker, as he aided the multi-million pound restoration of the National Trust building. He later quipped about how his friends and colleagues have been calling him ‘Jimdiana Jones’ after he made these discoveries.