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What Do We Know About Alfred – The Sources

                        • Asser’s biography provides far more information about Alfred

                            than is known about any other early English ruler.

                        • Asser was a Welsh monk who became bishop of Sherborne in

                            the 890’s.

                        • In about 885 he was asked by Alfred to join the circle of learned

                            men whom Alfred was recruiting for his court.

                        • In 893 Asser wrote a biography of Alfred that is the main source

                            of information about Alfred’s life.
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