Alwinus bishop of London; he was sent into Normandy in the year 1013, saith Asser.
I have been unable to discover what is meant by feri and asser.
The "Annals" referred to in the text are supposed not to be a genuine work of Asser.
In Alfred's time the village had a monastery, given by the king to Asser.
Asser was a Welsh bishop, brought to Wessex to help the king in his work.
For instructors indeed he could find only a few Mercian prelates and priests, with one Welsh bishop, Asser.
This pleasing anecdote related by Asser is characteristic of his natural perseverance.
It became very well known, and is also found in Asser and the Textus Roffensis.
Hence it is said, that Alfred gave to Asser the whole parish (omnis parochia) of Exeter.
He it was who taught himself Latin by translating sentence by sentence, what his friend Asser wrote for him.