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The Annals of Dunstable Priory


To be Published in November


Translated by David Preest

Edited by Harriett Webster

Published by Boydell and Brewer


The Annals of Dunstable Priory are a major and accurate source for the barons’ War of henry III’s reign, including material from official documents.


The Annals of Dunstable Priory are a valuable witness to thirteenth-century England. They record much of interest, from the day-to-day concerns of the Augustinian house that produced the text to the events of the Ninth Crusade. They commenced under the direction of the well-connected Prior Richard de Morins, who, amongst other important events of his age, attended the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215, studied at the University of Paris, and undertook diplomatic missions for King John.


Giving insights into many facets of medieval life, they perhaps most importantly offer detailed accounts of key events on a national and international stage, including the crisis of the Second Barons’ War in the reign of Henry III, and the conquest of Wales under Edward I. Told with humour, outrage, and truthful detail, the Annals  offer a lively and accessible account of an important and turbulent period of English history.


This new translation makes them available to a wider audience for the first time.


Available from  24th November 2018 Click here for more details of the day,  which will include FREE talks and tours at The Priory Church, Dunstable.



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978 1 84383 813 5  1 line illus.; 320pp  23.4 x 15.6cm, HB



Medieval Dunstable : Its Monasteries, Manors, Markets and Melees


Six local authors and historians, John Buckledee, Joan Curran, Vivienne

Evans, Hugh Garrod, Tony Woodhouse and Jean Yates, tell the story of

Dunstable from 1100 –1540.


From the building of Kingsbury Palace by Henry I, to the annulment of

Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon, Dunstable played host to

kings and queens. An Augustinian Priory managed the town, and also

owned property and land across seven counties.


One of England’s main centres for knightly tournaments, Dunstable,

situated on the busiest of crossroads, was at the heart of Medieval England.


Size: 229mm x 152mm, 300 pages with colour section and DVD containing a virtual tour of priory, illustrations, geophys images and much more.



Normal Price £12.50,   


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