A few weeks ago I visited Warwick Castle, which is located in Warwickshire, England. In 1068, William the Conqueror built the castle. Starting in 1088, the castle belonged to the Earl of Warwick. The castle symbolized the power of the Earl of Warwick until 1153 when Henry of Anjou (he became Henry II) seized the castle. The castle has been used to keep prisoners, including the English king, Edward IV. Warwick castle was utilized as a fortification until the early 1600s when Sir Fulke Greville changed it to a country house. The Greville family owned it until 1978.
Today the castle is a popular tourist spot. They had some attractions while I was there, including a bird show with bald eagles, vultures, and sea eagles and an archery exhibition. It was a fun visit and I would love to learn more about its history since I gathered that it was involved in many of the upheavals and wars throughout England’s history.
Please let me know if you have any reading suggestions, including historical fiction so I can appreciate this wonderful place even more.