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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.
Fremund was said to have been a prince, son of the Mercian King Offa, and to have fought against the Danes.
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.
1222 One of the two towers at the Priory is blown down in a great storm.
1223 Robert Ranulph, chancellor to Henry I, falls from his horse and breaks his neck on a hill near Dunstable. Master Richard of Stanford is managing the school at Dunstable when a fight breaks out between the scholars and burgesses.
1135 Coat of Arms is granted to Dunstable Priory by Henry I.
Three representatives of the Pope arrive to preach a crusade. 1214 Stephen, Archbishop of Canterbury, visits Dunstable. 1215 King John spends the night at Dunstable on his journey north.1217 Itinerant justices come to Dunstable and take the people's oath of allegiance to Henry III. The prior enforces his claims of tithe of hay against many parishioners.The English barons with Louis, Dauphin of France, in arms against the king, halt for a night in Dunstable after their defeat at Lincoln, and badly damage the church. Robert, Bishop of Lismore, and Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, at Dunstable.An eclipse of the sun and moon is recorded by the canons.1209 King John sends a letter granting safe conduct to those collecting alms on behalf of the Hospital. The prior documents his vision of two Jews who said Anti Christ would be born 40 years later.
1123 King Henry I and his court spend Christmas at Kingsbury, Dunstable.