What is EARL MARSHAL OF ENGLAND?

A great officer of state who had anciently several courts underhis jurisdiction, as the court of chivalry and the court of honor. Under him is theherald’s office, or college of arms. He was also a judge of the Marslialsea court, nowabolished. This office is of great antiquity, and has been for several ages hereditary inthe family of the Howards. 3 Bl. Comm. G8, 103; 3 Steph. Comm. 335, note.

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