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Annals Of The Reign Of Alfred The Great

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Summary: [Asser (d. 908/909) was a Welsh monk from St Davids Dyfed who became Bishop of Sherborne in the 890s. About 885 he was asked by Alfred the Great to leave St Davids and join the circle of learned men whom Alfred was recruiting for his court. After spending a year at Caerwent because of illness Asser accepted. In 893 Asser wrote a biography of Alfred called the Life of King Alfred. The manuscript ...]
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