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).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.1204 Site of the former palace at Kingsbury is given to the Priory by King John.1205 Sir Gaufridus le Cauceis grants the Church of Bradeburn (Derbyshire) with its chapels etc., for the support of the hospice at Dunstable.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.
Around this period, construction of the Roman road, now known as Watling Street, would have taken place.
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.
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.