By Anonymous, Simon Keynes

Asser's lifetime of King Alfred, written in 893, is a revealing account of 1 of the best of medieval kings. Composed via a monk of St David's in Wales who turned Bishop of Sherborne in Alfred's carrier and labored with him in his efforts to restore faith and studying in his nation, this existence is one of the earliest surviving royal biographies. it really is an admiring account of King Alfred's existence, written in soaking up aspect - chronicling his battles opposed to Viking invaders and his fight to extend the power and information of his humans, and to unite his humans at a time of clash, uncertainty and conflict.

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These are fixed with the head downward in certain apertures, so that no more of them than the legs appears without, and on the soles of their feet are seen burning flames. Dante is taken down by his guide into the bottom of the gulf; and there finds Pope Nicholas the Fifth, whose evil deeds, together with those of other pontiffs, are bitterly reprehended. Virgil then carries him up again to the arch, which affords them a passage over the following gulf. CANTO XX. The Poet relates the punishment of such as presumed, while living, to predict future events.

The Poet relates the punishment of such as presumed, while living, to predict future events. It is to have their faces reversed and set the contrary way on their limbs, so that, being deprived of the power to see before them, they are constrained ever to walk backward. Among these Virgil points out to him Amphiaraus, Tiresias, Aruns, and Manto (from the mention of whom he takes occasion to speak of the origin of Mantua), together with several others, who had practised the arts of divination and astrology.

CANTO XV. Taking their way upon one of the mounds by which the streamlet, spoken of in the last Canto, was embanked, and having gone so far that they could no longer have discerned the forest if they had turned round to look for it, they meet a troop of spirits that come along the sand by the side of the pier. These are they who have done violence to Nature; and among them Dante distinguishes Brunetto Latini, who had been formerly his master; with whom, turning a little backward, he holds a discourse which occupies the remainder of this Canto.

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