Marshalsea


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Marshalsea

historically a court held before the knight marshal, abolished 1849.

MARSHALSEA, English law. The name of a prison belonging to the court of the king's bench.

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Near the beginning of the novel, for example, when the narrator describes Amy's history as the Child of the Marshalsea, he openly includes both the reader and himself in a "we" that seems to refer to Amy's true audience:
He situated an entire novel at the Marshalsea prison.
The Marshalsea was a debtors' prison, where the insolvent debtor paid the price for his pecuniary embarrassment with his liberty.
Amy risks missing the Marshalsea curfew to visit Arthur and thank him for financing Tip's release.
Amy risks missing the Marshalsea curfew to visit Arthur and thank him for financing Tip's release, and Pancks takes charge of the investigation into the Clennam family's past.
38) Jeremiah ended up in the Marshalsea in Dublin, and Mary Ann and Margaret found themselves destitute, 'Thrown out of house & home by a Husband & Son'.
When in Little Dorrit the Dorrit family is freed from the Marshalsea prison and travels to Italy, the journey, beginning with the great set-piece description of the climb to the Great Saint Bernard convent, is a crucial stage in introducing the heroine to the unreality of her new life.
When Aubrey is imprisoned in the Marshalsea while awaiting trial, he settles in with optimism:
ALAN Harding and Natasha Marshalsea were so shocked by the cost of weddings in the UK that they are getting married abroad.
The failed speculation was to be her poor law, her Chancery Court, her Marshalsea or Circumlocution Office, and it was likely to bring in its wake a disaster as great as any in Dickens.
Little Dorrit'' (1988) - Actually two films examining a father and daughter in the Marshalsea prison.
The fact that, during his period of disgrace, Manny's office of the serjeant of the marshalsea was granted to the king's cook may also be indicative of Edward III's state of mind.