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MALMESBURY : From the town of Malmesbury in Wiltshire, England, said to be so called by Malmutius, a king of the Britons. It was anciently called Maidulphesburgh, from Maidulph, a Scottish saint and hermit who binlt an abbey there, and opened a school. Bede writes it Adelmes-birig, from Adelm, the scholar of Maidulph; others derive it from a part of the names both of the scholar and teacher.



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