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Life of Alfred the Great

by Asser

In the annals of history, there are figures who transcend the boundaries of their time, shaping the course of nations and leaving an indelible mark on the tapestry of their era. Among them, none shine as brightly as Alfred the Great, the visionary ruler who defied the tides of darkness engulfing 9th-century England. Unveiling the captivating tale of this legendary monarch, the book "Life of Alfred the Great" takes form under the pen of Asser, a trusted confidant of the king himself. With unparalleled access to intimate details and a rich historical backdrop, Asser's work stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of a man who emerged as both a warrior and a scholar, a beacon of hope in a time of turmoil. A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around 888 A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand.

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Asser was a Welsh monk from St David's, Dyfed, who became Bishop of Sherborne in the 890s. About 885 he was asked by Alfred the Great to leave St...

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