Alfred the Great Asser's Life of Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140444094
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.01640924
DEWEY edition: 19
Language: English
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 274g
Height: 179mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 21mm