Talk:Charles Boycott

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I've been enjoying Michael Davitt's book The Fall of Feudalism in Ireland, published 1904. It gives a good deal of detail about the Captain Boycott story and the origin of the word. Bernfarr 02:54, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

The film Captain Boycott (UK, 1947, dir. Frank Launder) was believed by many at the time of its production to use Boycott's story as a metaphor for attempts by Hollywood to defeat import duties on films imposed by the UK government in 1947, by refusing to allow any Hollywood films into Britain until they were rescinded. LDGE 22:39, 10 December 2006 (GMT)

With so much filth produced by Hollywood, import taxation must be seen as quite ligitimate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:28, 19 October 2009 (UTC)


POV rv. What kind of nonsense is "people in church would not sit next to him"? As Boycott was a Protestant I doubt his co-religionists would have refused to sit next to him unless out of fear, so enough with the POV bull. If Boycott were a Catholic that would be understandable and logical, but otherwise... And there was nothing in Nazi Germany commensurate with boycotting, especially against the ascendant power of the Nazis. Who boycotted the Nazis??Gandhi, maybe, but given the basic meretricious balderdash above I take nothing for granted. (talk) 00:55, 19 December 2007 (UTC)


I'd like to jump in and try to expand this article, and if possible, have it qualify for DYK (which means a 5x expansion within the space of 5 days). I've gathered a few sources, and will try to bring them together soon. Does anyone else want to join me in this? Quasihuman (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 16:29, 15 June 2010 (UTC).

Hi, I have now started the expansion, and hopefully will add more in the next few days. Just to note that I've noticed a few inaccuracies (based on sources listed) in what is now the lead (formerly the substance of the article), I do not plan to change this until I finish the rest of the expansion. If anyone wants to help, you are more than welcome. Quasihuman (talk) 15:21, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
I have changed the "stub" assessment as one of the requirements for DYK. Nice work! --Pgallert (talk) 12:41, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Life after first boycott[edit]

What happened to Charles Boycott after the first boycott? Where did he live, what did he do for a living (if anything), and did he make any recorded comments about British/Irish politics? The article is a fascinating read, but somewhat anticlimactic because it omits these important details. Graham87 03:36, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

I was recently looking over the article again, and I thought the exact same thing, I don't know why I omitted that when I was expanding the article. I will be getting the two books I used out of the library again soon, and I hope to add a section about that within a week, hopefully. I know he moved back to England, but I don't remember much about his life after the boycott. Thanks, Quasihuman | Talk 10:37, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

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