Asser



Tobias
[toh-bahy-uh s;; Dutch taw-bee-ahs] /toʊˈbaɪ əs;; Dutch tɔˈbi ɑs/ (Show IPA), 1838–1913, Dutch jurist and statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1911.
Historical Examples

The story of the wax tapers is related both by Asser and William of Malmesbury, differing a little in the unessential parts of it.
Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin

I have been unable to discover what is meant by feri and Asser.
Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535 Eileen Edna Power

Other words explained are tignum, Asser, διοικησις; and then Agricola proceeds to correct a number of mistakes in Hegius’ letter.
The Age of Erasmus P. S. Allen

Asser was a Welsh bishop, brought to Wessex to help the king in his work.
Old English Libraries Ernest Savage

The original therefore apparently belongs to some date before 970, when Edmund died (cf. Stevenson’s Asser, 158, note).
Beowulf R. W. Chambers

Hence it is said, that Alfred gave to Asser the whole parish (omnis parochia) of Exeter.
Old English Chronicles Various

To Asser he gave the general superintendence of education, not merely for laymen, but for priests.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII John Lord

For instructors indeed he could find only a few Mercian prelates and priests, with one Welsh bishop, Asser.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5 Various

The principal authority referred to for his reign is Asser, whose work, there is reason to believe, is not genuine.
History of Civilization in England, Vol. 2 of 3 Henry Thomas Buckle

That Asser was a dependent on his subject and very much in love with him, doubtless gave a very strong bias to the book.
Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers Elbert Hubbard

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