322 – We’re Absolutely Forked




The British History Podcast show

Summary: Ealdorman AElfirc of Hampshire was out… and Ealdorman AEthelweard the Chronicler was in.<br> 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.<br> 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.<br> It was the most hostile of hostile takeovers.<br>