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Fleet Prison

Fleet Prison, historic London jail in use from the 1100s, when it was the king's jail, until the 1800s, when it was torn down. Named for the nearby Fleet stream, the prison in turn gave its name to secret marriages called “Fleet marriages,” which were performed in the jail by the clergy during the 1600s and 1700s.

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