In return he is “to find for the prior fitting entertainment (lodgings), three times a year, if he comes with four horses, or twice a year if he comes with six horses”. Richard, canon of Merton, is made Prior of Dunstable. Fremund are brought from Oxfordshire to Dunstable Priory.
Fremund was said to have been a prince, son of the Mercian King Offa, and to have fought against the Danes.
1130 A payment of one penny a day is authorised for a steward to look after the house (royal residence) when the King is not here.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.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.