Captain Charles Boycott

Big rifle shotgun, extra ‘packaging’ and a fine hat.

But nothing seemed to work.

“Shun him in the streets of the town, you must shun him in the shop, you must shun him in the fairgreen and in the marketplace, and even in the place of worship, by leaving him alone, by putting him in a moral Coventry, by isolating him from the rest of his country as if he were the leper of old, you must show your detestation of the crime he has committed”.

Parnell’s advice regarding British landlords’ agent Captain Charles Boycott who died today in 1897.



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