Robert Floure was born in York around 1160 and became a hermit in a riverside cave at Knaresborough. Attributed with miracles of healing and powers over wild animals, when he died in 1218 a cult grew up and the waters of St. Robert’s Well were said to have healing powers. His land was given to the Trinitarian Friars and a friary was built. Nothing of the riverside friary remains today. See also ‘The Will of Thomas Hill’ and ‘St Robert’s Cave and Friary’.