Dating antique coverlets
1151 About this date ownership of Ruxox (Flitwick), a chapel of ease for those a long way from church, is given to Dunstable Priory by Philip de Sanvill.
(His son Gilbert disputes the gift but changes his mind when he develops leprosy).
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.
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).
The Priory is given half the parish of Pattishall in Northamptonshire. 1221 The Priory publishes The Customal, a set of rules stating how the market should operate.
1205 Sir Gaufridus le Cauceis grants the Church of Bradeburn (Derbyshire) with its chapels etc., for the support of the hospice 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.
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.
1222 One of the two towers at the Priory is blown down in a great storm.