044 The beginning of Roman Dunstable (Durocobrivis).Around this period, construction of the Roman road, now known as Watling Street, would have taken place.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.
(His son Gilbert disputes the gift but changes his mind when he develops leprosy).
1135 Coat of Arms is granted to Dunstable Priory by Henry I.
1137 King Stephen and his court spend Christmas at Dunstable.
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.
The roof on the Priory's presbytery falls in but is quickly repaired.