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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.

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.

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).

1137 King Stephen and his court spend Christmas at Dunstable.The crossroads in the centre of town is where it crosses the old Icknield Way.