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1222 One of the two towers at the Priory is blown down in a great storm.

1154 King Stephen and Henry, the Duke of Normandy, hold a meeting at Dunstable.

1164 The burgesses are summoned by King Henry II to send representatives to Parliament, but they refuse.

1123 King Henry I and his court spend Christmas at Kingsbury, Dunstable.

1125 Work has started by this date on building the Augustinian Priory at Dunstable.

1108 The Church of the Holy Trinity, Aldgate, is founded by Queen Maud. 1109 Around this time, Henry I establishes a town around the crossroads.

1112-15 The first performance of a miracle play in England is given at Geoffrey de Gorham's school in Dunstable at around this time.

The signature of Bernard, Dunstable's first Prior, appears this year on a document at Aldgate monastery, which looked upon Dunstable as its daughter foundation.

1130 A payment of one penny a day is authorised for a steward to look after the house (royal residence) when the King is not here.

1185 Thomas, the Prior of Dunstable, borrows £50 from Aaron of Lincoln, a Jewish moneylender.

1194 King Richard introduces a licensing system under which tournaments can legally be held in authorised parts of England. 1202-17 Simon of Pattishall receives land from the Prior of Dunstable. 1203 A three-day fair in May is granted by King John who also gives the whole of the Manor of Houghton with its rights and profits to the Priory.

In return he is “to find for the prior fitting entertainment (lodgings), three times a year, if he comes with four horses, or twice a year if he comes with six horses”. Richard, canon of Merton, is made Prior of Dunstable. Fremund are brought from Oxfordshire to Dunstable Priory.