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  Asser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is not certain whether his birth name was "Gwyn" (or "Guinn"), which is Welsh for "blessed" (or "blessedness"), or "Asser" (or "Asher"), which is Hebrew for "blessed" and the name of Jacob's eighth son in the Bible.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, several scholars asserted that Asser's biography of King Alfred was not authentic but a forgery; at least one scholar claimed the forger was Bishop Leofric of Devon and Cornwall (became bishop 1046, died 1072).
Asser’s Life of Alfred, commentary from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Volume I, 1907–21.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asser,_Bishop_of_Sherborne   (304 words)

  
 Local History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In 1626 Sir John Stawell of Cothelstone purchased the bishop's manor from Charles I. His son supported the cavalier cause in the Civil War but was defeated by General Blake.
After the death of the last Stawell of Cothelstone in 1692, the bishop's manor was placed in the trusteeship of John Periam, whose son-in-law Thomas Lethbridge bought the Manor in 1722.
The first mention of a church in Bishops Lydeard is in a document dated 1239 but it was an important manor in King Alfred's time, when it was given to the Bishop of Sherborne, so it is certain to have had some place of worship.
www.bishopslydeard.org.uk /pphistory2.htm   (751 words)

  
 Timeline of the Early British Kingdoms 599 AD-937 AD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bishop Censteg of Dingerein (Cerniw) accepts the authority of Archbishop Ceolnoth of Canterbury.
- Asser, a relative of Nobis, Bishop of St. Davids, is summoned to the court of King Alfred of England.
Asser helps to enhance the literary status of the English Court and also to negotiate the recognition of Alfred as overlord of the South Welsh Kings.
www.britannia.com /history/ebk/ebktime2.html   (3075 words)

  
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LAURENCE, whom Austin had ordained bishop, lest at his death the church in her infant state should be exposed to danger, if she should be left destitute of a Pastor for ever so short a time, succeeded him in the see of Canterbury.
For king Ethelwald [son of king Ethelwulf] and Ealstan, bishop of the church of Sherborne, with Eanwulf, earl of the district of Somerton, are said to have made a conspiracy together, that king Ethelwulf, on his return from Rome, should never again be received into his kingdom.
In the same year, Ealstan, bishop of the church of Sherborne, went the way of all flesh, after he had honourably ruled his see four years, and he was buried at Sherborne.
www.amblesideonline.org /text/Year_7_Bede_12_weeks.txt   (11633 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Anglo-Saxon Church
In the eighth century the pope granted the pallium to Egbert, Bishop of York, and thus restored the see as an archbishopric according to a scheme already foreshadowed in St.
At first the bishop seems to have been seised of these endowments, as also of the tithes and of the general contributions for ecclesiastical purposes known as "Church-shot", but soon the parish priest himself acquired, along with fixity of tenure, the administration of these emoluments.
It is quite possible that the general prevalence in England of lay patrons with the right to present to benefices is to be traced to the fact that the parish church in so many cases originated in the private oratory of the lord of the township.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01505a.htm   (5825 words)

  
 Wellington
The manor of Wellington was bestowed by Alfred the Great on his friend and biographer Asser, bishop of Sherborne, and on his death was transferred to the bishop of the newly-erected diocese of Wells, by whose successor it was held at the time of the Domesday Survey, in which it is written Walintone.
The town is situated on high ground about a mile and a half south of the river Tone, and consists chiefly of two streets intersecting in the middle of the town ; one of them is along the road from Taunton to Exeter.
The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of West Buckland, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the bishop of Bath and Wells : their joint clear yearly value is £894, with a glebe-house.
www.oldtowns.co.uk /Somerset/wellington.htm   (422 words)

  
 Asser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Asser is remembered as the author of a Latin biography of King Alfred ('the Great') of Wessex, written during the king's lifetime.
At the time of his death (in 909) Asser was bishop of Sherborne.
Much of the material is obviously derived from the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle', and the last quoted date is 887 (but a passing mention of Alfred's forty-fifth year appears to indicate that the 'Life' was written in 893).
www.stephen.j.murray.btinternet.co.uk /asser.htm   (569 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: John Asser
Later, Asser received a grant of Exeter, and was made Bishop of Sherborne, before 900.
The authentic work of Asser is found only in the edition of Francis Wise (1722), printed from a tenth-century Cottonian MS.
The burning of the cakes, references to St. Neot, and to Alfred's founding the University of Oxford are not in Asser's work, nor does Florence of Worcester allude to them, although he drew freely on that work, without, however, and mention of Asser's name.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01798a.htm   (335 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxons.net : Find: Wulfric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
S 1315: A.D. Oswald, bishop of Worcester, to Osulf, his brother; lease, for three lives, of 2 hides (mansae) at Bradanbeorh and at Holdfast in Ripple, Worcs., with reversion to the bishopric, in exchange for 3 hides at Spetchley, Worcs., leased to the clerici of Worcester, with reversion to the bishopric.
S 1326: A.D. Oswald, bishop, to his kinsman Osulf, the cniht; lease, for three lives, of land at Teddington and Alstone, Gloucs., with reversion first to Eadleofu, his wife (if his children do not survive), and then to two of her brothers, with ultimate reversion to the church of Worcester.
S 1416: A.D. Bishop Werferth, with the agreement of the familia at Worcester, arranges for himself the lease, for four lives, of 3 hides (manentes) at South Hethfeld and of land at Hreodhalh.
www.anglo-saxons.net /hwaet/?do=seek&query=Wulfric   (7364 words)

  
 Welsh clergy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In 1991 he was elected Bishop of Monmouth, and in 1999 he was made Archbishop of Wales.
In 2002 he was announced as the successor to George Carey as Archbishop of Canterbury in the Church of England and, therefore, leader of the Anglican Communion, even though technically he was not even a member of the Church of England, but the (non-established) Church in Wales.
On the other hand some Evangelicalism Anglicans were troubled by his opinions on the ordination of women as bishops and on Christian views of homosexuality, and some also regarded as unorthodox his views on central doctrinal issues such as revelation, sin and salvation.
read-and-go.hopto.org /Welsh-clergy   (483 words)

  
 The Passion of Saint Edmund, King and Martyr - OD Board
The bishop feared for this terrible misfortune and for the king's life, and said that it seemed best to him that he should submit to that which Hingwar had demanded of him.
Then they were all brought to the bishop, and he commanded men to hang them all on a high gallows; but he was not mindful how the merciful God spoke through His prophet the words which here stand: Eos qui du****ur ad mortem eruere ne cesses: "always deliver those who are led to death".
Then Theodred the bishop, after he had searched his books, rued with lamentation that he had awarded such a cruel doom to these unhappy thieves, and ever deplored it to his life's end; and earnestly prayed the people to fast with him fully three days, praying the Almighty that He would have pity upon him.
www.originaldissent.com /forums/showthread.php?t=14523   (2282 words)

  
 Gateway | March Issue Story 4
Further, she adds that there is no reason to assume that Asser would have felt compelled to use an official formula.8 Although Galbraith refused to recant, arguments such as these convinced most scholars that the Life of King Alfred was written by none other than the king's own tutor and friend, Asser, bishop of Sherborne.
Even if we are to suppose that the See of Sherborne was not bestowed upon him until after Alfred's death, it would be difficult to believe that Asser somehow managed to earn this royal favor during the course of a single year, especially when his presence at Alfred's court is already an undisputed fact.
While this "bishop of Sherborne" was probably Asser's predecessor, bishop Wulfsige, what is important here is that the inheritance is being bestowed upon the bishop of Sherborne in accordance with the prominence of his office.
grad.usask.ca /gateway/archive15.html   (7296 words)

  
 alfred
Asser taught Alfred to read and write by copying passages of the bible for him to translate into English.
In his own writings, Asser quoted him as saying that his nobles had to “either to relinquish immediately [their] offices of worldly power.
Werefrith, a bishop of the Church of Worcester, was known for his knowledge on scripture.
students.washington.edu /jengd/en228w3/groups/alfred.htm   (702 words)

  
 The Life of King Alfred
Originally composed in Latin, prossibly sometime around 888 A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand.
THE LIFE OF ALFRED THE GREAT From A.D. 849 to A.D. In the year of our Lord's incarnation 849, was 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 most abundantly.
Hence it is said, that Alfred gave to Asser the whole parish (omnis parochia) of Exeter.
www.treasurehunting.tv /king_alfred.htm   (8551 words)

  
 Asser, Bishop of Sherborne - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Asser, Bishop of Sherborne - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase
908/909) was a Welsh monk who became Bishop of Sherborne in the 890s.
This page was last modified 21:04, 24 Sep 2004 by Anonymous user(s) of Indopedia.
www.indopedia.org /Asser.html   (350 words)

  
 Amazon.com: ASSER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Asser's life of King Alfred,: Together with the Annals of Saint Neots erroneously ascribed to Asser; by John Asser (Unknown Binding - Jan 1, 1904)
Assers Life of King Alfred Together With by Asser and Stevenson (Unknown Binding - Dec 1959)
Asser's Life of King Alfred Together with the Annals of Saint Neots Erroneosly Ascribed to Asser by William Henry STEVENSON (Hardcover - 1904)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&search-alias=aps&keywords=ASSER&page=1   (476 words)

  
 Florence of Worcester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marianus, who began his work after 1069, carried it up to 1082.
Florence supplemented Marianus from a lost version of the English Chronicle, and from the writings of Asser, Bishop of Sherborne.
He is always worth comparing with the extant English Chronicles; and from 1106 he is an independent annalist, dry but accurate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Florence_of_Worcester   (294 words)

  
 Alfred the Great
This work is ascribed, on its own internal authority, to Asser, who is said to have been Bishop of St. David's, of Sherborne or of Exeter, in the time of king Alfred.
Though most of the public events recorded in this book are to be found in the Saxon Chronicle, yet for many interesting circumstances in the life of our great Saxon king we are indebted to this biography alone.
In the year of our Lord's incarnation 849, was 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 most abundantly.
www.laughtergenealogy.com /bin/histprof/misc/alfredthegreat.html   (8560 words)

  
 Bus Sherborne at Local.co.uk
The sherborne missal is one of the finest examples of early book painting.
It was commissioned for the Benedictine Abbey of Sherborne in Dorset by
General Details Sherborne is in the Dorset County council area (Postcode: DT9).
www.local.co.uk /Sherborne/Bus   (233 words)

  
 Libraries Sherborne at Local.co.uk
Guide to Research Sources for the parish of St Mary, Sherborne...
of the Census for Sherborne of 1851, 1861, and 1871 by Gordon Beavington.
Asser (Bishop of Sherborne, En-gland), see Hagedorn, Suzanne C. Author portraits...
www.local.co.uk /Sherborne/Libraries   (162 words)

  
 Sitios de Asser | Información Pública y Privada
Includes translations of Asser's "Life of King Alfred", excerpts from the...
Tobias Asser Tobias Michael Carel Asser (April 28, 1838-July 29,...
A brilliant student, young Asser won a competition in 1857 with his thesis On the...
www.webs-de-personajes.com.ar /buscar.php?id_biograf=QXNzZXI=   (179 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Little is known of Alfred's early life, and much of what is believed about him comes from the writing of a bishop named Asser, although some modern historians have cast doubt on Asser's accuracy.
Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources edited by Simon Keynes.
Asser was a Welsh monk who became Bishop of Sherborne.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/England/Alfred.html   (867 words)

  
 Monarchy - Alfred the Great
Parts of it aren't finished yet and the quality is variable, but it does have good discussions on Alfred's towns (the Burghal Hideage) and on Alfred and the cakes.
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, this is an admiring account of Alfred's life, written in absorbing detail.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/M/monarchy/biogs/alfred_the_great.html   (763 words)

  
 Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre
Asser the monk - Bishop of Sherborne page 3 of 6
Nothing is known of the life of Asser before his rise to a position of influence in the court of King Alfred beyond that he was Welsh by birth and began his career as a monk at St David's during the middle years of the ninth century.
Although he held high office as Royal Chaplain and Bishop of Sherborne, he is best known to history as the biographer of King Alfred.
www.chippenham.gov.uk /museum/wow_pages/asser_03.asp   (134 words)

  
 Asser Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Asser's life of King Alfred, together with the Annals of Saint Neots erroneously ascribed to Asser
Hismemory looms large in the English Imagination.The medieval "Life" of King Alfred of Wessex purports to be written by Asser, a monk...
Asser Institute (Editor), H. Fischer (Editor), Avril McDonald (Editor)
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Asser   (740 words)

  
 Early English Biblical Translations (Pre-Reformation)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Other early translations include the Book of Psalms by Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne (640-709); the Ten Commandments and other parts of Exodus 21-23 by Alfred the Great (849-899), king of the West Saxons; and an interlinear English translation in the Lindisfarne Gospels.
The Lindisfarne Gospels were created by Eadfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne (d.
Originally written in Latin, sometime around 888 A.D. by Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was composed much later by an unknown hand.
gbgm-umc.org /umw/bible/english.stm   (863 words)

  
 Timeline of Anglo Saxon England 801 AD-898 AD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
- King Alfred the Great of Wessex summons Asser, a relative of Bishop Nobis of St. Davids, to the English Court.
The Vikings attack Rochester but are beaten back by King Alfred.
Bishop Asser of Sherborne, writes his "Life of King Alfred".
www.britannia.com /history/saxontime3.html   (2653 words)

  
 Asser dgun.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Wales continued to be Christian (see 1904–1905 Welsh Revival and Welsh Methodist revival) when England was overrun by pagan German and Scandinavian tribes, though many older beliefs and customs survived among its people.
Thus, Saint David (Dewi Sant) went on a pilgrimage to Rome during the 6th century, and was serving as a bishop in Wales well before Augustine arrived to convert the king of Kent and found the diocese of Canterbury.
The conquest of Wales by England did not take place in 1066, when England was conquered by the Normans, but was gradual, not being complete until 1282, when King Edward I of England defeated Llywelyn the Last, Wales's last independent prince, in battle.
asser.en.dgun.org   (11450 words)

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