Sir Anthony Strallan
The landowner next-door, Sir Anthony Strallan, bowed out of his courtship of Edith when Mary thwarted his proposal to her sister. Years later, having lost the use of his arm in the war, the awkwardly sweet, mature man has started coming around again, encouraged by Edith. But is there a future in a May/December match when December is considered "dull as paint"? Moreover, could a relationship disapproved of by the Dowager Countess possibly survive?