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Annals Of The Reign Of Alfred The Great

by John Asser

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history (ie other than Britain & Ireland),
  • Western Europe - General,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Western Continental Europe

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9885306M
    ISBN 101419107135
    ISBN 109781419107139

    The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the annals were initially created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex, during the reign of Alfred the le manuscript copies were made and distributed to monasteries across England and were independently updated. In one case, the chronicle was still being actively.   Æthelflæd ( – ) was the eldest daughter of the beloved Saxon King Alfred the Great and was chronicled in the historical record as Myrcna hlæfdige, or ‘Lady of the Mercians’. Born to Alfred, King of Wessex and his queen, Ealhswith of the House of Mercia, Æthelflæd (meaning “noble beauty”) knew only strife and warfare.

    (), , at ; S. Keynes and M. Lapidge, Alfred the Great: Asser's 'Life of King Alfred' and other contemporary sources (Harmondsworth, ), But these re-marks are now in need of modification: for in a marginal note in his Gesta Abbatum, written c. , Matthew Paris states plainly that Alfred was called 'the Great'. I start with a truth which I’m sure we all hold to be self-evident. We have at our disposal an extraordinary variety of written sources for the reign of King Alfred the Great, ranging from extended ‘literary’ works produced for polemical or didactic purposes, such as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Asser’s Life of King Alfred, and the large corpus of Alfredian prose, to the variety of Author: Simon Keynes.

    The story of King Alfred's rule comes from the records in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Asser, writing in , employed a translation of the annals from to to compose his Life of King Alfred. This chapter translates the annals that cover Alfred's life that pick up where Asser's Life of King Alfred . Before him, England possessed in her own tongue one great poem and a train of ballads and battle-songs (Abrahms 2). Of prose the country had none. The large volume of books that fill England’s libraries began with the translations of Alfred, and above all the chronicles of his reign.


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Annals of the Reign of Alfred the Great translated by J. Giles In parentheses Publications Medieval Latin Series Cambridge, Ontario In the year of our LordÕs incarnationwas born Alfred, king of the Anglo-Saxons, at the royal village of Wanating,1 in Berkshire, whichFile Size: KB.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons. The original manuscript of the Chronicle was created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex, during the reign of Alfred the Great (r.

Multiple copies were made of that one original and then distributed to monasteries across England, where they were independently updated. “As for the other events of Rehoboam’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?” (1 Kings ) Because the kingdom was once divided for many years, two books recorded the acts of the reigning kings from.

Justin Pollard produces his biography of Alfred the Great in a rambling style and approach more akin to a periodical article than a reference book. As he states: `most academic texts on Alfred are as much footnote as by: 2.

A.D. 14, 15 Rome at the beginning was ruled by kings. Freedom and the consulship were established by Lucius Brutus. Dictatorships were held for a temporary crisis. The power of the decemvirs did not last beyond two years, nor was the consular jurisdiction of the military tribunes of long duration.

The despotisms of Cinna and Sulla were brief; the rule of Pompeius and of Crassus soon yielded. The Annals of the Kings of Israel are mentioned 17 times in Kings. They are apparently diaries/records of some sort that documented what were felt to be important events of each King’s reign.

Similar records were kept for the Kings of Judah and are mentioned 15 times in Kings. Some believe they weren’t official documents but were.

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 Eadburh, of the royal line of Mercia, whom I often saw with my.

LibriVox recording of "Life of Alfred the Great" by Asser, Bishop of Sherborne, translated by J. Giles, and read by R. Steinberg. A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand.

In spite of the great achievements of Alfred's year reign (), Alfred was not a strong man. He was sickly and suffered abdominal problems, but persevered to complete the tasks he felt God had given him. Alfred shows the immense role one man can play in a people's history.

Alfred the Great - the only monarch in English or British history to behold the epithet of ‘the great’ - ascended the throne of Wessex (later England during the reign of his grandson, King Æthelstan) 1, years ago.

Normally as a society, we lose track of certain things. We remember the names but so seldom. 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. The annals were initially created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex, during the reign of Alfred the Great. Multiple manuscript copies were made and distributed to monasteries across England and were independently updated.

Charles Dickens also loved Alfred and in his book A Child’s History of England () he puts forward the viewpoint that he was our greatest king: "As great and good in peace, as he was great and good at war, King Alfred never rested from his labours to improve his people.

He loved to talk with clever men, and with travellers from foreign. A Door of Hope: A Tale of the Danish Invasion in the reign of King Alfred the Great, by Annie L. Gee, published by the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (SPCK) in In the days of Alfred the Great, by Eva March Tappan (), an American author; the first English edition was published by Hutchinson in Buy the Annals of the Reign of Alfred the Great ebook.

This acclaimed book by Asser is available at in several formats for your eReader. Search. Annals of the Reign of Alfred the Great. By Asser. History: Europe - General. ReadHowYouWant Publication date: January 'Alfred Smyth's The Medieval Life of King Alfred the Great is a pathbreaking work a sophisticated introduction and study of the entire field of Alfredian biography, ancient and modern The Medieval Life of King Alfred the Great also serves as an excellent introduction to the text of the Life itself and to the controversies surrounding its creation and history.'.

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). The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons.

The original manuscript of the Chronicle was created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex, during the reign of Alfred the Great Brand: HTMPublishing. The biography is the main source of information a 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/5. This is a helpful collection of primary source documents concerning King Alfred () and his reign, in particular, the Life of King Alfred by Asser (who was a companion of Alfred's).

King Alfred seems to have combined the biblical kings David and Solomon into one life/5.Alfred’s nouns had three grammatical genders: masculine, feminine and neuter. Ours have no grammatical genders. Alfred’s nouns had four case endings - nominative, accusative, dative, and genitive.

Ours have two case endings. Alfred did not have to follow the pattern of subject-verb-object to make his meaning clear.the life of alfred the great from a.d.

to a.d. In the year of our Lord's 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.