(Bishop of Sherborne, 890x900-909) : In response to the offer of Alfred 8, Asser 1 declared that he was unable imprudently and rashly to promise such things. When Alfred 8 then asked him to spend six months each year with him, Asser 1 promised to return in six months with a response acceptable to himself, his people and Alfred 8,
(the Great, king of the Anglo-Saxons, 871-899) : Alfred 8 received Asser 1 warmly. He asked Asser 1 to commit himself to his service and to be a member of his household, leaving all that he had to the north and west of the Severn. He promised to pay him more for that (which he was to do). When Asser 1 was non-committal, Alfred 8 asked him to spend six months each year with him and the same length of time in Wales.