Dr Arnold Kellett has established that the first Maundy Money was given out in Knaresborough by King John on 15 April 1210. Knaresborough Forest, which extended far south, is reputed to have been one of King John's favourite hunting grounds.
Although a market was first mentioned in 1206, the town was not granted a Royal Charter to hold a market until 1310, by Edward II.
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King James’s School is a highly successful comprehensive school in the market town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
Our web and mobile sites are optimised to help find local and compatible date matches in North Yorkshire and are always adding new features to help you.A market is still held every Wednesday in the market square.During Edward II's reign, the castle was occupied by rebels and the curtain walls were breached by a siege engine.The earliest name for a Lord of Knaresborough is from around 1115 when Serlo de Burgh held the 'Honour of Knaresborough' from the King. Hugh de Morville was constable of Knaresborough and was leader of the group of four knights who murdered Archbishop Thomas Beckett at Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170.The four knights fled to Knaresborough and hid at the castle.