Ealdorman AElfirc of Hampshire was out… and Ealdorman AEthelweard the Chronicler was in.
He would now be the King’s chief councillor… and he would be supported by his son, AEthelmaer… the King’s uncle, High Reeve Ordwulf of Devon, and the King’s mother, AEthelthryth.
And as for the King’s old council. Well, with the exception of AElfric (who appears to have been too big to fail), they were all dead.
It was the most hostile of hostile takeovers.