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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After Jennings reached the Marshalsea Prison in Southwark in May 1609 he continued to impress his captors and they continued to press the king for a pardon.
There she is, the epitome of neatness, in the squalid atmosphere of the Marshalsea prison making order and making her father comfortable and sweeping and cleaning and tidying all the time," said Slater.
A victim of her own father's debt, Little Dorrit has spent most of her young life holed up in Marshalsea Prison.
declares Mr Dorrit tonight as he prepares to leave Marshalsea prison in triumph.
His quest to solve the mystery of his father's dying words ("Put it right, Arthur") and discover what lies behind his mother's uncharacteristic act of charileads him to the Marshalsea prison for debt, where Amy lives with her father William (Courtenay).
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.