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Asser’s Biography












                         • Asser’s biography is not entirely impartial. He was under


                            Alfred’s patronage; he was given the Bishopric of Sherborne by


                            him.



                         • He admired Alfred & could even be called his friend.


                         • The biography omits any mention of internal strife or conflict.



                         • Although undoubtedly one-sided, it was completed whilst


                            Alfred was still alive so is unlikely to contain gross errors of fact.
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