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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In which novel by Charles Dickens is the character Amy born in the Marshalsea prison for debtors?
Little Dorrit'' (1988) - Actually two films examining a father and daughter in the Marshalsea prison.
Finally an executioner was found, an inmate of Marshalsea Prison who was promised a reprieve from his death sentence if he carried out the deed.
But Mr Pancks - that strange, snuffling creature, who looks like he's wandered in from Tales Of The Riverbank - comes bursting into Marshalsea Prison with a second piece of good news that will cause an even greater stir for Amy and her father.