Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources (Paperback)
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Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 29/09/1983
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Asser's Life of King Alfred, written in 893, is a revealing account of one of the greatest of 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. It is an admiring account of King Alfred's life, written in absorbing detail - chronicling his battles against Viking invaders and his struggle to increase the strength and knowledge of his people, and to unite his people at a time of conflict, uncertainty and war.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140444094
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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“So much information”

This was a brilliant read for me, I have recently become fascintated by the life of Alfred the Great and this book just has all the information anyone could ever want.

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