Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources - Chapter I, Asser's Life of King Alfred, Paragraphs 91 - 106 Summary & Analysis

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Asser then repeated Alfred's tribulations under his savage, unknown disease and was also constantly attacked by foreign peoples but he continued to grow in prominence. He was an excellent king and weathered many challenges. Those who disobeyed Alfred were often humiliated in shame. Asser then passes to discuss Alfred's accomplishments. First, he built two monasteries and then Asser discusses his appointees and some monastic intrigue and conspiracy. Alfred believed, based on a Scripture passage, that God would reward his tithing. When he received revenues, he apportioned much of it to secular affairs, to pay his army and servants, to reward his household, and government administration. Asser then discusses various other areas he contributed to.

The second part of the money went straight to God and was split into four...

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