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Life of King Alfred

John Asser

Life of King Alfred

by John Asser

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alfred, -- King of England, -- 849-899

  • Edition Notes

    Statementtranslated with introd. and notes by L.C. Jane.
    SeriesThe Medieval library
    ContributionsJane, Lionel Cecil, 1879-1932
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA153 A8 1926
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14087809M

    Alfred the Great was the King of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from to This biography of Alfred the Great provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & .   The fact that history does not go completely silent again is due in no small part to the works contained in this crucial book: the biography of Alfred the Great, by Asser, and extracts from some of the works the king himself commissioned and, in some cases, translated.

    Alfred was extraordinary for an early medieval king in several respects. He was a particularly wily military commander, successfully keeping the Danes at bay, and he wisely shored up defenses when the enemies of his kingdom were occupied : Melissa Snell. Asser's "Life" differs also in its use of Latin, not the vernacular that most sources from Alfred's reign are written in. In the year of our Lord's incarnation the eight hundred and seventy-eighth, andthe thirtieth from King Alfred's birth, the oft-mentioned army left Exeter andcame to Chippenham, a royal vill located in the north of Wiltshire.

    Other articles where Life of King Alfred is discussed: Asser: Asser’s Life of King Alfred follows Alfred’s career from his birth to his accession in , and describes in detail his reign and his wars, stopping abruptly in , 12 years before Alfred’s death. For historical events, it draws largely on the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Some scholars. The White Horse King by Benjamin Merkle is the first book Ive reviewed by this author, and the first book of its kind that I have read. It is a narrative history (lots of words, not many dates) of the life and achievements of King Alfred, called The title of the book is taken from Alfreds first great victory at the Battle of Ashdown/5(9).


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Life of King Alfred by John Asser Download PDF EPUB FB2

First posted on the Uk site a few minutes ago This is a remarkable and rich book on Aethelflaed, daughter and eldest child of King Alfred, and which in many respects adapted his policies in Mercia, first together with her husband and/or in his name and then on her own for seven years and up to ADfollowing her husband’s death.

Asser (died c. ) was a Welsh monk from St David's, Dyfed, who became Bishop of Sherborne in the s. About he was asked by Alfred the Great to leave St David's 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 Asser wrote a biography of Alfred, called the Life of King ted: c.

The Life of King Alfred Paperback – Novem by Asser (Author), J.A. Giles (Translator) out of 5 stars 4 ratings. See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Cited by: 1. Alfred marries.^ — In the year of our Lord's incarna- tionwhich was the twentieth of King Alfred's life, the aforesaid revered King Alfred, then occupying only the rank of viceroy (secundarii), betrothed^ and espoused a noble Mercian lady,* daughter of ^thelred, surnamed Mucin, Ealdorman of the Gaini.^ The mother of this lady was named.

Description. The Life of King Alfred by Bishop Asser is the earliest known source about an Anglo-Saxon king, a king often known today as ‘Alfred the Great’ (r. – CE). Who was Asser. Asser was a Welshman from St David’s, who later became Bishop of Sherborne. His name is Hebrew, from the Old Testament figure of Aser (Asher), the 8th son of Jacob (Genesis 13).

Asser is most famous for his The Life of King Alfred, written inwhich is one of the first biographies of a ruler in English history. It is also the source of most of contemporary historians' knowledge of Alfred's life and rule.

The book, Alfred the Great, contains an introduction that explains the details of Alfred's life. Pyrrhus Press specializes in bringing books long out of date back to life, allowing todays readers access to yesterdays treasures. This is a biography of the medieval Anglo-Saxon King Alfred, part of a dynasty that maintained control over England until the Norman Conquest led by William the Conqueror hundreds of years later during the 11th century/5.

Asser's Life of King Alfred, written inis a revealing account of one of the greatest medieval kings. Composed by a monk of St David's in Wales who became Bishop of Sherborne in Alfred's service and worked with him in his efforts to revive religion and learning in his kingdom, this life is among the earliest surviving royal biographies.5/5(1).

Alfred, king of Wessex (–), a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England. He prevented England from falling to the Danes and promoted learning and literacy. Compilation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle began during his reign.

Learn more about Alfred’s life and rule. In the year of our LordÕs incarnationwas born Alfred, king of the Anglo-Saxons, at the royal village of Wanating,1 in Berkshire, which country has its name from the wood of Berroc, where the box-tree grows most abundantly.

His genealogy is traced in the following order. King Alfred was the son of king Ethelwulf, who was the son of Egbert. Alfred was the first Anglo-Saxon leader to provide effective opposition to the Vikings and from him, we can see the early formation of England. “I desired to live worthily as long as I lived, and to leave after my life, to the men who should come after me, the memory of me in good works.” – King Alfred.

Early life. The Life of King Alfred From A.D. to A.D. Part I. In the year of our Lord's incarnationwas born Alfred, king of the Anglo-Saxons, at the royal village of Wanating, in Berkshire, which country has its name from the wood of Berroc, where the box-tree grows most abundantly.

His genealogy is. Alfred Lord Tennyson - Idylls of the King: Alfred Tennyson was born on August 6th,in Somersby, Lincolnshire, the fourth of twelve children. Most of Tennyson's early education was under the direction of his father, although he did spend four unhappy years at a nearby grammar school.

Brand: Charles River Editors. Buy King Alfred the Great 1st Edition by Smyth, Alfred P. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(13).

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Free shipping for many products. Later in his life the young King Alfred had to hide from the Vikings on a marshy island called Athelney, in Somerset.

A famous story tells how, while sheltering in a cowherd's hut, the king got a. Asser's life of King Alfred by Asser, John, d. ; Cook, Albert S. (Albert Stanburrough), Publication date [c] Topics Alfred, King of England, Publisher Boston, New York: Ginn & company Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor Pages: The medieval 'Life' of King Alfred of Wessex purports to be written by Asser, a monk in the King's service.

This account of one of England's best loved and most famous kings has been accepted as offering evidence on most aspects of life in early medieval England and beyond. It was used in Victorian times to create a 'Cult' of Alfred.

King Alfred Books. likes. King Alfred is a short, fat king whom everyone looks up to. This medieval series will take you on many funny and captivating adventures!Followers: LIFE The Beatles: Then. Now. Forever. The Beatles never really left us, and have never ceased to be. Meet the Beatles. was the second Beatles album released in the United States, but it’s also what every generation has managed to do during the last half century: discover anew the music and the mythology of theMcCartney’s album Egypt Station reached No.

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Boston: Ginn & Co., © (OCoLC) Named Person. Alfred the Great is said to be the founder of what would become the English monarchy. We will explore Alfred's life, the Anglo Saxon and Viking background, and the wars Alfred won to .