Vita Ælfredi regis (Angul Saxonum) ‘The Life of King Alfred (or The Life of Alfred, king of the Anglo-Saxons)’
- Anglo-Saxon texts, Cambro-Latin texts
A Latin biography of King Alfred written in 893 by Asser, a Welsh scholar at the king’s court who had previously been a monk of St David’s and later became bishop of Sherborne. Asser wrote at a time when Alfred had established an overlordship in Wales. The intended audience of the work has been subject to debate, some suggesting that Asser wrote for a Welsh audience.
monk of St David’s and later, bishop of Sherborne; author of a contemporary Life of King Alfred.
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