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Malmesbury

(mämz`bərē), town (1991 pop. 2,552), Wiltshire, S England. Agricultural and electrical engineering are important to the local economy. Malmesbury is famous for its Benedictine abbey, founded in the 12th cent., of which only the nave remains. King AthelstanAthelstan
or Æthelstan
, d. 939, king of Wessex (924–39), son and successor of Edward the Elder. After coming to the throne, he vigorously built up his kingdom on the foundations established by his grandfather Alfred.
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 of Wessex was buried there. Thomas HobbesHobbes, Thomas
, 1588–1679, English philosopher, grad. Magdalen College, Oxford, 1608. For many years a tutor in the Cavendish family, Hobbes took great interest in mathematics, physics, and the contemporary rationalism.
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 was born nearby.
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The names of some of the best of these chroniclers are Eadmer, Orderic Vitalis, and William of Malmesbury.
Malmesbury had made her his best bow; Walpole had pronounced her charming; Devonshire had been almost jealous of her; but she was scared by the wild pleasures and gaieties of the society into which she was flung, and after she had borne a couple of sons, shrank away into a life of devout seclusion.
And the manufacturer wants to double the number of engineers at its centre in Malmesbury, Wilts, to 700.
Some visitors to Easton Grey, near Malmesbury in Wiltshire, leave paths and drive through the river for fun, said the charity.
Up to 800 jobs in Malmesbury are set to go as Dyson switches production of vacuum cleaners overseas.
Dyson operates from a site in Malmesbury, a small market town in Wiltshire, South-west England, providing over a 1,000 jobs.
The sultry sow was paraded in the village of Malmesbury, Wiltshire, in a bid to bring two elusive male pigs out of hiding.
Cotswold District Council confirmed that the man from Malmesbury, Wilts, had worked for its waste contractors SITA UK.
Dyson stunned its workers by unveiling plans to transfer manufacturing of its vacuum cleaners from Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
The Old Bell, at Malmesbury in the Cotswolds, has the perfect atmosphere to unwind and relax.
The pair have been free for five days after escaping from the abattoir in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, and swimming across the River Avon to freedom.
They and their golden retriever mum Binnie live with Anne and Harry Wilkinson in Malmesbury Road, Whitmore Park, but belong to the Warwickshire-based Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.