1131 King Henry grants the first Charter to the town.
1132 King Henry spends Christmas at his palace at Dunstable.
1212 The priors receive King John's writ for the recovery of lands at Houghton.
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.
The crossroads in the centre of town is where it crosses the old Icknield Way.
C 410 The last of the Romans leave the area 571 The Saxons raid and destroy Durocobrivis 921 The Danes raid and destroy the Saxon village built on the site of Durocobrivis 1086 The enumerators sent by William the Conqueror find nothing but burnt ruins on the site of the present Dunstable, so do not mention it in the Domesday Book.
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.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.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.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.