The life of Saint Neot, the oldest of all the brothers to King Alfred.

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A version of the Life written in about AD, known as the Cotton Otho A. xii text, lasted until when it was destroyed in a fire. Before its destruction this version had been transcribed and annotated; it is this transcription on which modern translations are based. Some scholars have suggested that Asser's life of King Alfred was a on: Probably Edington, Wiltshire.

John Whitaker B.D., F.S.A. ( in Manchester – in Ruan Lanihorne), was an English historian and Anglican s historical studies on the Roman Empire and on the early history of Great Britain he was a reviewer for London magazines and a poet.

TO this holy hermit is generally ascribed the glorious project of the foundation of our first and most noble university, in which he was King Alfred’s first adviser. 1 St. Neot was born of noble parentage, and, according to many authors, related to King Alfred. In his youth he took the monastic habit at Glastenbury, and pursued his studies with great application, in which a.

Neot is mentioned in an interpolated passage in Asser’s Life of King Alfred. He died around and is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. Neot, who is said to have been four feet tall ( cm), some sources say even shorter, may have begun his adult life as a soldier, later renouncing the army for life.

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This post on Wantage is adapted and condensed from my book, King Alfred: A Man on the Move, available from Amazon and book shops. King Alfred was born in and, according to Asser, Wantage was the leads us directly into the argument about whether the “Life of Alfred” was written by Asser, or somebody later pretending to be Asser.

He displayed remarkable administrative flair, reorganizing his army, issuing important laws, protecting the weak, and promoting learning. But most unusual of all, he was a gifted scholar. Alfred the Great translated several works from Latin into his own language, Anglo-Saxon, known to us as Old English, and wrote some works of his : Melissa Snell.

The holy and right-believing King Alfred the Great was the King of Wessex from to He successfully stopped the advance of the Danes into Anglo-Saxon England, unifying the country. In addition to being the unifier of Anglo-Saxon England in the face of the Danish invasion, Alfred was a promoter of education, father of English prose, a patron of the Church, and a reviver of.

Whitaker, John, The history of Manchester. In four books. (London, J. Murray, ) (page images at HathiTrust) Whitaker, John, The life of Saint Neot, the oldest of all the brothers to King Alfred / (London: J.J.

Stockdale, ) (page images at HathiTrust) Whitaker, John, Mary Queen of Scots vindicated. What you have to understand is that this book was written between probably and (year of death for the author, Jacob Abbott).

The earliest printing I've found for it was a Harper & Brothers copy published in (at UCLA Young research library) The history is poor, in my opinion, even for the time; though I suppose there were still historians living at that time who /5.

Asser is most famous for his The Life of King Alfred, written inwhich is one of the first biographies of a ruler in English history.

It is also the source of most of contemporary historians' knowledge of Alfred's life and rule. The book, Alfred the Great, contains an introduction that explains the details of Alfred's life. At the Battle of Edington an army of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex under Alfred the Great defeated the Great Heathen Army led by Guthrum on a date between 6 and 12 May AD The primary sources locate the battle at "Ethandun" or "Ethandune", and until a scholarly consensus identified its location with the present-day Edington in Wiltshire it was known as the Battle of Location: Probably Edington, Wiltshire.

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 Ingild, and Ina, the famous king of the West−Saxons, were two brothers.

Ina went to Rome, and there ending this life. The life of Saint Neot, the oldest of all the brothers to King Alfred / (London: J.J. Stockdale, ), by John Whitaker (page images at HathiTrust) A funeral sermon, delivered at Loudon, Januat the interment of Mr. Abner Ames D'Wolf: a member of Williams College, who died at Williamstown, January 20th, in the twenty second.

Augustine Pinnock - I understand that King Alfred the Great had a cause for canonisation in England until the Anglican schism under Henry VIII.

Do you know of anything in Alfred's life that might. King Alfred was the son of king Ethelwulf, who was the son of Egbert, who was the son of Elmund, who was the son of Eafa, who was the son of Eoppa, who was the son of Ingild.

Ingild, and Ina, the famous king of the West-Saxons, were two brothers. Ina went to Rome, and there ending this life honourably, entered the heavenly kingdom, to reign File Size: KB.

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This post on Wantage is adapted and condensed from my book, King Alfred: A Man on the Move, available from Amazon and book shops. King Alfred was born in and, according to Asser, Wantage was the place.

This leads us directly into the argument about whether the “Life of Alfred” was written by Asser, or somebody later pretending to be Asser. Download PDF Brothers To The Death book full free.

Brothers To The Death available for download and read online in other formats. The Life of Saint Neot, the Oldest of All the Brothers to King Alfred. John Whitaker — Christian saints.

Author: John Whitaker; to their experience of family life, and to their ideas about intimacy. Alfred was born at Wantage in Oxfordshire infourth or fifth son of Aethelwulf, king of the West Saxons. Following the wishes of their father, the sons succeeded to the kingship in turn.

Asser’s Life of King Alfred, written inis 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 in his kingdom, this life is among the earliest surviving royal biographies.3/5(6).

15 John Whitaker, ed., The Life of St. Neot, the Oldest of all the Brothers to King Alfred (London, ), pp. 16 Shorter Latin Poems, pp. 17 Thomas Arnold, ed., Memorials of St. Edmund's Abbey, Rolls Ser vol. 1 (London, ), contains the texts of Abbo, Hermann, Osbert/Samson, and Gaufridus.

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For a more recent. About this Item: Folio Society,Limited numbered facsimile edn of the MS Harley in the British Library ( of ). 2 vols. Tall 8vo (10 x 7 ins). Original gilt decorated full goatskin with leather inlays, all edges gilt + Commentary volume gilt decorated green cloth, in green cloth-laid solander box (all Fine).

reproduced in colour with the illustrations and. At the Battle of Edington, an army of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex under Alfred the Great defeated the Great Heathen Army led by Guthrum on a date between 6 and 12 May ADresulting in the Treaty of Wedmore later the same year.

Primary sources locate the battle at "Ethandun" or "Ethandune", and until a scholarly consensus linked its location with the present.

Asser's Life of King Alfred is the first biography of an Anglo-Saxon king that historians know of, but we know little about Asser. He was Welsh from St. David's in the kingdom of Dyfed. His name is actually Hebrew, following the eighth son of Jacob.

Some contemporary sources have a few references to Asser's activities in Wessex. Asser's "Life" differs also in its use of Latin, not the vernacular that most sources from Alfred's reign are written in. In the year of our Lord's incarnation the eight hundred and seventy-eighth, andthe thirtieth from King Alfred's birth, the oft-mentioned army left Exeter andcame to Chippenham, a royal vill located in the north of Wiltshire.

All my life King Alfred the Great has been a haunting presence. And over the last two decades an increasing number of English Orthodox Christians, as well as Non-Orthodox, have come to recognise in King Alfred the Great () a saint.

“It’s not just that Evensong is free or that it delivers astonishingly beautiful music in a numinous place. We shared the Abbey with the bones of King Alfred’s brothers and Sir Thomas Wyatt, Anne Boleyn’s lover, who invented the English sonnet form and died near here in the home of a friend, overheated with hard riding.Find books like King Alfred of England (Makers of History, #9) from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked King Alfred of.The son of the oldest son takes precedence always of the brother, for hereditary rights, like water, never move laterally so long as they can continue to descend.

The nobles, however, and chieftains, and all the leading powers of the kingdom of Wessex, which was the particular kingdom which descended from Alfred's ancestors, united to urge.