When Irish land agent Charles Boycott had to evict nonpaying tenants, he found himself an economic and social pariah. His employees stopped working in the fields, the stables, even in his own house. Local businessmen wouldn’t take his money, and the postman refused to deliver his mail. Boycott imported labor to tend the crops, but the added expense consumed the revenues generated by the harvest.
15 - As for her love life, Lady Edith isn't on the hunt like Mary (even if she did have a nice moment or two with that Brancaster land agent Bertie last season). "She says she's looking middle-aged in the face," the actress says. "She's like, 29. It's terrible! But it's a '20s thing of feeling [older] because they came out when they were 16. She's on the shelf! So for her it's not on her mind, but I think she needs someone who's going to challenge her and accept her."..