Malmesbury Top Trumps
Hannah Twynnoy (died 1703) is reputedly the first person on record to have been killed by a tiger in Britain.
Malmesbury was given royal 'borough' status by Alfred the Great, around 880AD.
The hilltop contains several freshwater springs, which created early settlements. Recent archaeological excavations have revealed stone town wall defences, which have shown history of a Neolithic fort and foundations of a wooden Iron Age fort between 800 and 500BC.