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1206 The priors lose their lands at Houghton and Dunstable gives 100 marks to the king plus a gift to the sheriff. 1208 The Priory of St Peter starts a hospital of St Mary Magdalene for lepers on the east side of South Street on the town boundary, which was the town side of the present Half Moon Lane.The canons build an almonry (for the distribution of alms).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.King John demands men and arms for the country's defence. 1213 Dunstable Priory is consecrated by Hugh II, Bishop of Lincoln. The barons under the Earl of Perche, passing through the town, cause much damage.The Prior of Dunstable brings a case against the clerics at Bradbourne and Ballindon, accusing them of being married, and puts his own canons in these churches.
His friends pay the king a mark of gold and £100 to save him from hanging for forgery.
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.
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.