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  • In the foreground lies Thomas Rakewell, an eighteenth-century Tom o Bedlam, who had reached the last stage in his journey via the Fleet Prison where he had been incarcerated for debt.

    Bedlam

  • Oglethorpe, a military officer and member of Parliament, became aware of the gross mistreatment of debtors in the British prison system when his friend Robert Castell, jailed for debts he incurred while writing a book on ancient architecture that didn't sell, died in London's Fleet Prison in 1728.

    Chris Rodda: S.C. Legislature: Lord's Prayer a Legal Document

  • In the foreground lies Thomas Rakewell, an eighteenth-century Tom o Bedlam, who had reached the last stage in his journey via the Fleet Prison where he had been incarcerated for debt.

    Bedlam

  • In the foreground lies Thomas Rakewell, an eighteenth-century Tom o Bedlam, who had reached the last stage in his journey via the Fleet Prison where he had been incarcerated for debt.

    Bedlam

  • The usual forms having been gone through, the body of Samuel Pickwick was soon afterwards confided to the custody of the tipstaff, to be by him taken to the warden of the Fleet Prison, and there detained until the amount of the damages and costs in the action of Bardell against Pickwick was fully paid and satisfied.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Most of our readers will remember, that, until within a very few years past, there was a kind of iron cage in the wall of the Fleet Prison, within which was posted some man of hungry looks, who, from time to time, rattled a money – box, and exclaimed in

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Fleet Prison would be a most wholesome retreat for this most reckless divine.

    The Newcomes

  • Middlesex; from whose house he went to the Fleet Prison.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Writing earlier in the year, Gay said that King deserved better than to “languish out the small remainder of his life in the Fleet Prison.”

    The Journal to Stella

  • It was already half full of defendants, presumably from other prisons: the Fleet Prison, the Bridewell and Ludgate Prison.

    A Place Called Freedom

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