He subsequently made an unsuccessful foray into politics and had a brief stay in debtors prison.
Prisoners in a debtors prison were allowed to have their family with them, and Sophia accompanied him.
Finally, he had to flee from Vienna to avoid being put in debtors prison.
For certain sanctions there were designated prisons, hence some towers being called debtors prison (Schuldturm).
Failure to pay could result in further imprisonment, he said, which could lead to debtors prisons.
He continued to work on clearing up unpaid bills and ended up in debtors prison for a time.
However, he fell into debt, largely because of the costs of building this new home, and spent time in the debtors prison at Oxford.
He eventually died in a debtors prison in 1789 owing a debt of 200 pounds.
Manley was in a debtors prison by 1698 and suffering from the dead palsy.
Golding borrowed heavily in the 1580s and was in debtors prison in the early 1590s.