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Life of Alfred the Great

Life of Alfred the Great by Asser, Bishop of Sherborne

Asser, Bishop of Sherborne, provides a compelling and detailed account of the life of Alfred the Great in this historical text. The book offers readers a unique insight into the reign of one of England's most revered monarchs, showcasing not only his military prowess and political achievements, but also his intelligence, wisdom, and dedication to public service.

Asser's writing is engaging and informative, painting a vivid picture of Alfred's struggles and triumphs as he navigates the complex world of medieval politics and warfare. The author's firsthand account of Alfred's character and actions adds a personal touch to the narrative, making it feel more intimate and authentic.

Overall, Life of Alfred the Great is a must-read for anyone interested in English history or the life of this legendary king. Asser's detailed and well-researched account provides valuable insights into the challenges and successes of Alfred's reign, shedding light on the man behind the myth.

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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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