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West Dean, near Seaford: the reputed meeting place with Asser

West Dean, near Seaford: the reputed meeting place with Asser

In a hollow of the downs near Seaford, about two miles inland from Cuckmere Haven, lies the little village of West Dean, where, there are good grounds for supposing, Alfred had a country palace which is mentioned in his will. The proximity of Cuckmere Haven, where the King is said to have assembled his first ships of war, is evidence in favour of West Dean having been the site Here also Alfred probably had his first meeting with Asser who was subsequently to pen the standard account of his life.

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Statue of King Alfred at his Capital and Home

Alfriston, in the Cuckmere valley, an ancient Saxon centre

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