Warwick Castle Facts and Timeline

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The History of the site of Warwick Castle covers hundreds of years and many different reigns. This comprehensive Warwick Castle Facts and Timeline has been developed to show the major interesting events which occurred during the various rule of each of the Kings and Queens of England and how these events effected the Earl of Warwick of the time. This comprehensive Warwick Castle Timeline of important and interesting facts and dates is simple to follow and the dates and facts about each of the reigns and the names of the relevant Kings and Queens and the details of the Earls of Warwick are highlighted for ease of reference. All major building events are detailed in the Warwick Castle timeline. Key events of the history of England have also been described within the Warwick Castle Facts and Timeline table.

 
 
 
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 Warwick Castle - Ancient Timeline of Facts, Dates and Events 
    
 79ADRoman fort was established at the site of Warwick by Agricola - the Romans left England in 410AD 
    
 Dark Ages - 425The Saxons had moved into the Avon valley when the Romans left 
    
 Dark Ages - 584ADThe Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia is founded in England 
    
 Dark Ages - 793The Vikings invade Britain 
    
 Dark Ages - 874Large parts of Mercia to the east of Warwickshire were ceded to Danish (Viking) invaders 
    
 Dark Ages - 886The north-eastern edge of Warwickshire, became the boundary between the Danelaw (the kingdom of the Danes) to the east and Mercia to the west. 
    
 Dark Ages - 914To protect Mercia from the Vikings Edward the Elder, the son of Alfred the Great and his sister Aethelflaed the 'Lady of the Mercians', and daughter of King Alfred the Great, build a Burh at Warwick 
    
 Dark Ages - 1001The first recorded use of the name Warwickshire  named after Warwick meaning 'dwellings by the weir'. A weir was a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish 
    
 1065The Saxon Sheriff of Warwickshire, prior to the Norman Invasion,  was Thorkell of Arden in Warwick (also referred to as Turkil, Turchil, Thurkell, Turchill ) a Saxon Earl believed to be related to Lady Godiva and the King of Mercia. His emblem was the 'bear and ragged staff'. Thorkell is also referred to as the 'Traitor Earl' 
    
 Warwick Castle Facts, Events, Dates and Timeline - 1000's 
    
 1066 - 1087William the Conqueror 
    
 1066The Normans invade England in September 1066 and commence their strategy of building castles. King Harold is killed at the Battle of Hastings 
    
 1067William the Conqueror is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey in London 
    
 1067-1069Thorkell of Arden refused to support King Harold and therefore received the gratitude of William the Conqueror allowing him to retain his lordship and many landholdings in Warwickshire. Under orders from William he constructed a ditch with an entrance gate around the town of Warwick 
    
 1067-1069Under orders from William the Conqueror, Thorkell of Arden constructs a ditch, with a guarded entrance gate, around the town of Warwick 
    
 1068The Normans start to build a timber tower in their Motte and Bailey Castles style at Warwick to subdue the Northern Saxon Lords. William the Conqueror uses enforced Anglo-Saxon labour - burh-hot becomes castle work 
    
 1068William the Conqueror chooses a natural site for Warwick Castle overlooking a river 
    
 1068The Warwick wooden Motte and Bailey Castle was defended by the River Avon on the South side and by wide and deep ditches on all other sides 
    
 1068Henry de Beaumont, also known as Henry de Newburgh, (1045-1114) holds the Motte and Bailey castle for William the Conqueror 
    
 1086The Doomsday Book is completed in England 
    
 1086Thorkell of Arden, the Traitor Earl was one of only two Englishmen 'holding estates of baronial dimensions directly of the King' in the whole of England covered by Doomsday Book  
    
 9th September 1087William the Conqueror dies at Saint-Gervais near Rouen, France 
    
 1087 - 1100William Rufus (son of William) 
    
 1088William Rufus creates the earldom of Warwick for Henry de Beaumont who changes his name to Henry de Newburgh, (1045-1119). He is appointed as Constable of Warwick Castle. William Rufus also gives him the great estate of Thorkell of Arden thereby betraying the Traitor Earl 
    
 1088Not only was the title of the Earl of Warwick assumed by successive Earls, but also the Thorkell emblem of the 'bear and ragged staff' 
    
 Warwick Castle Timeline of Facts, Events & Dates -1100's 
    
 1100 - 1135Henry I (William Rufus' brother) 
    
 1119Roger de Newburgh became 2nd Earl of Warwick (1102-1153) 
    
 1121Henry I married Adelicia of Louvain, the "Fair Maid of Brabant." 
    
 1135 - 1154Stephen (nephew of Henry I) 
    
 1153William de Newburgh became 3rd Earl of Warwick (1153-1184) 
    
 1154 - 1189Henry II (grandson of Henry I) 
    
 1184Waleran de Newburgh became 4th Earl of Warwick (1184-1204) 
    
 1189 - 1199Richard I (third son of Henry II) 
    
 1190Richard the Lionheart embarks on the Third Crusade. 
    
 1193Prince John plots against King Richard 
    
 Warwick Castle Timeline of Facts, Events & Dates - 1200's 
    
 1199 - 1216John (fifth son of Henry II) 
    
 1204Henry de Newburgh, became 5th Earl of Warwick (1192-1229) 
    
 June 15th 1215Signing of the Magna Carta between King John and the Barons at Runnymede. 
    
 October 1215War breaks out again between King John and the Barons 
    
 1216 - 1272Henry III (son of John) 
    
  King Henry III was only ten years old when he was crowned but he immediately started on a strategy to reinforce all of the royal castles 
    
 1229Thomas de Newburgh became 6th Earl of Warwick (1201-1242)  
    
 1242Thomas de Newburgh left no heirs so his sister Margery Newburgh married John de Plessetis who assumed the 7th Earldom of Warwick in her right 
    
 1260The wooden castle is replaced by a fortified stone castle. The two main round towers were built at the front of the castle and the Chapel and large hall were built against the south wall 
    
 1263William Maudit married Alice Newburgh the 6th Earl of Warwick's daughter and assumed the 8th Earldom of Warwick in her right. He had no son and died in 1268 
    
 1263 - 1267The Barons War. The Barons led by Simon de Montfort force the king to submit to government by council leading to the formation of the English Parliament. William Maudit sides with the King 
    
 1264During the Barons War Simon de Montfort successfully attacks and lays siege to Warwick Castle 
    
 1268William Beauchamp (1227-1298) followed his uncle and became 9th Earl of Warwick 
    
 1272 - 1307Edward I (son of Henry III) also referred to as Longshanks 
    
 1272 - 1307King Edward I continued the castle building initiated by his father Henry III and, with his chief architect and builder Master James of St George,  built massive Concentric Castles in England, Scotland and Wales. 
    
 1298Guy de Beauchamp (1272-1315) became 10th Earl of Warwick 
    
 Warwick Castle Timeline of Facts, Events & Dates - 1300's 
    
 1307 - 1327Edward II (son of Edward I) 
    
 1312Piers Gaveston held at Warwick Castle prior to his execution 
    
 1315Thomas de Beauchamp (1313 - 1369) became 11th Earl of Warwick and starts the reconstruction of Warwick Castle 
    
 1324Roger Mortimer, the first Earl of March, leads the barons in a rebellion against King Edward II. He was incarcerated in the Tower of London but managed to escape to France, followed by his lover, Isabella of France, wife of Edward II and Queen of England! 
    
 1327The king was forced to abdicate in favour of his young son, Edward III. England was ruled by Mortimer and Isabella who are believed to have arranged the murder of Edward II at Berkeley Castle 
    
 1327 - 1377Edward III (son of Edward II) 
    
 13th Nov 1312Edward III was born at Windsor and known as Edward of Windsor 
    
  The reign of Edward III saw the great Chivalric Age and Warwick Castle was the scene of many tournaments, feasts, banquets and processions 
    
 1338 -1342Edward III pawned the Crown Jewels in order to pay his troops at the start of the Hundred Years War between England and France - the practice was forbidden after his reign 
    
 1346Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, commanded troops at the battle of Crecy 
    
 1348 - 1349The terrible Black Death ravaged England killing nearly one third of the population - in London it was much worse and the population almost halved to 30,000 
    
 1356Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, commanded troops at the battle of Poitiers and was the advisor of Edward III, the Black Prince 
    
 1356French nobles and troops held as prisoners at Warwick Castle 
    
 1369Thomas de Beauchamp (b.c.1339 - 1401) is created the 12th Earl of Warwick 
    
 14th August 1369Edward III died at Windsor Castle 14 Aug 1369 
    
 1377 - 1399Richard II (grandson of Edward III, son of the Black Prince) 
    
 1381The Peasants Revolt - The Monarchy was attacked in London by English peasants led by Wat Tyler and John Bull 
    
 1395Guy's Tower was completed 
    
 1399John of Gaunt died and King Richard seized his lands. Gaunt's son, Henry Bolingbroke invaded England, whilst Richard was on campaign in Ireland, usurping the throne from the king 
    
 1 October 1399King Richard II was condemned as a tyrant. He renounced the crown and Henry IV was proclaimed King the next day.  
    
 Warwick Castle Timeline of Facts, Events & Dates -1400's 
    
 1399 - 1413Henry IV (grandson of Edward III, son of John of Gaunt) 
    
 1399Henry invaded England while Richard was on campaign in Ireland, usurping the throne from the king 
    
 1401Richard de Beauchamp (b.1381 - d.1439) became the 13th Earl of Warwick 
    
 1413Henry IV died suffering from leprosy and epilepsy 
    
 1413 - 1422Henry V (son of Henry IV) 
    
 1419 The Royal WitchThe notorious Dowager Queen of England, Joan of Navarre, was accused by her stepson Henry V of witchcraft and necromancy - she was acquitted 
    
 1413 - 1422The wars waged during his reign left England deeply in debt 
    
 1422 - 1461 &
1470 - 1471
Henry VI (son of Henry V) 
    
 1431Richard de Beauchamp, the 13th Earl of Warwick served in France as Captain of Calais and supervises the trial of Joan of Arc 
    
 1439Henry de Beauchamp (b.1424 - d.1446) became the 14th Earl of Warwick and married Cicely Neville 
    
 1446Anne de Beauchamp (b.1442 - d.1449), Countess of Warwick had no issue 
    
 1449Richard Neville (b.1428 - d.1471) married Anne Beauchamp the daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, the 13th Earl of Warwick and assumed the title of the 16th Earl of Warwick in her right  
    
  England enters the period of civil disorder and political instability known as the Wars of the Roses. Richard Neville was a Yorkist, and when he helped Edward IV the son of the Duke of York, to become king he became very powerful 
    
 14601460 - The Battle of Wakefield when Richard of York is defeated and killed. Richard Neville, the Earl of Warwick (later called the Kingmaker) captures London for the Yorkists 
    
 1461The battles of Mortimer's Cross and Towton when Richard's son, Edward of York, defeats the Lancastrians and becomes King Edward IV is aided by Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick 
    
 1466Warwick's quarrels with Edward IV begin over the King's marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, and Warwwick forms alliance with King Louis XI of France 
    
 1465 - 1470The mentally unstable and pious Lancastrian King Henry VI and his headstrong and ambitious wife Margaret of Anjou were imprisoned in Warwick Castle 
    
 12th March 1470Warwick is declared a traitor by Edward IV and forced to flee to France 
    
 6th October 1470Warwick returns from France and turns Lancastrian when he defeats Edward IV and restores Henry VI to power 
    
 14th April 1471The Battle of Barnet when Edward IV defeats and kills Warwick the Kingmaker 
    
 22nd May 1471Henry VI, the last Lancastrian king, was murdered in the Tower of London whilst he was at prayer, he was probably murdered on the orders of Edward IV 
    
 1471George (b.1449 - d.1478), Duke of Clarence becomes the 17th Earl of Warwick and marries Isabel Neville - he is executed on 18th February 1478 for treason 
    
 1461 - 1483Edward IV ( youngest son of Edward III ) 
    
 1478Edward Plantagenet (b.1474 - d.1499), 18th Earl of Warwick was the son of the Duke of Clarence and named Plantagenet due to his close relationship with the Royal family and, like his father, he is also executed for treason in 1499 
    
 1478Warwick castle became the property of the future Richard III, who had married Anne Neville, the youngest daughter of Neville 
    
 1461 - 1483Edward IV was a notorious womaniser - his affairs led to claims of illegitimacy and ultimately led to the murder of his sons 
    
 1483Edward V (eldest son of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville)  
    
 1483The boy king was on his way to his coronation in London but was intercepted by his uncle, and Protector ( who would become Richard III ). Edward was escorted to London and then to the Tower. On the 16th June 1483  he was joined by his brother Prince Richard. The coronation was cancelled. 
    
 1483The thirteen year old King and his ten year old brother mysteriously disappeared in the Tower after being declared illegitimate. They were believed to have been murdered and are referred to as the Little Princes in the Tower 
    
 1483 - 1485Richard III (uncle of Edward V) 
    
 June 25 1483Parliament declared the two little princes illegitimate and, as next in line to the throne, their uncle and Protector, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, was declared the true King. The two little princes were never seen again 
    
 1483Richard III began building the Bear and Clarence towers at Warwick Castle but they were incomplete due to his death 
    
 August 22nd 1485A Lancastrian rebellion rose against the Yorkist Richard and on  he fell in the Battle of Bosworth Field to Henry Tudor. Richard lost both the throne and Warwick Castle when he was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Henry Tudor becomes the owner of Warwick Castle and keeps the castle to himself 
    
 1485 - 1509Henry VII (grandson of Henry V)  
    
 1485-1509Henry VII cemented his succession and settled the friction between the Yorkists and Lancastrians by marrying the Yorkist heir, Elizabeth of York 
    
 1499Edward Plantagenet (b.1474 - d.1499), 18th Earl of Warwick was the son of the Duke of Clarence and a claimant of the throne of England - his title was attained due to his 'treason' for which he was executed. In 1547 this led to the Second Creation of the Earls of Warwick  
    
 Warwick Castle Timeline of Facts, Events & Dates - 1500's 
    
 1509 - 1547Henry VIII (Henry VII's second son, Arthur married Katherine of Aragon but died at the age of 15) 
    
 1509King Henry VIII also keeps Warwick Castle to himself ensuring the power and influence of the nobility is contained. Improvements include a new roof for the kitchens, reinforcement of the south front, the building of Spy Tower and an extension to the State Rooms 
    
 1540Improvements are completed which include a new roof for the kitchens, reinforcement of the south front, the building of Spy Tower and an extension to the State Rooms 
    
 28th January 1547Henry VIII died at Whitehall Palace and was buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor 
    
 1547 - 1553Edward V (Henry's son by Jane Seymour) 
    
 1547 The Second Creation of the Earls of WarwickThe young King restores the title and John Dudley, his chief minister, was created the 1st Earl of Warwick. On Dudley's death the dukedom was forfeit for his treason, but the earldom passed to his son John, and then his other son Ambrose 
    
 1551John Dudley is given the title Duke of Northumberland which makes him the most powerful noble in England. The young King Edward is sickly and Dudley realises that if the King dies, and either of his sisters take the crown, that Dudley will lose his power and probably his head   
    
 1552John Dudley plots with the Earl of Suffolk and arranges the marriage of his son, Guildford Dudley, to the Suffolk's daughter, Lady Jane Grey 
    
 May 25, 1553Guildford Dudley and Lady Jane Grey are forced into marriage 
    
 1553Edward died of tuberculosis and he left the throne to 'the Lady Jane and her heirs male.' Lady Jane Grey was John Dudley's daughter- in-law 
    
 Monday 10 July - 1553Lady Jane Grey (Queen for just Nine Days) 
    
 Monday 10th July 1553Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed Queen of England 
    
 19th July 1553Queen Jane was deposed as Queen  
    
 23rd August, 1553John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, was beheaded for treason  
    
 1553 - 1558Mary (Henry's daughter by Queen Katherine of Aragon) 
    
 1553 - 1558The eldest daughter of Henry VIII is referred to as 'Bloody Mary' for her persecution of Protestants and political rivals 
    
 February 12, 1554Lady Jane Grey and her husband Guildford were both executed 
    
 1553John Dudley (b.c.1528 - d.1554) took the title 2nd Earl of Warwick but died shortly after due to ill health no doubt caused by his nine month imprisonment following his implication in the Lady Jane Grey situation  
    
 1554Ambrose Dudley (d.1590), 3rd Earl of Warwick.  
    
 1557The fortunes of the Dudley's rose again when Ambrose Dudley Dudley used his influence to raise an army for King Philip II of Spain against France. In gratitude for his help all of the Dudley estates and Warwick Castle were returned 
    
 1558 - 1603Elizabeth I (Henry's daughter by Anne Boleyn) 
    
 1563The Black Death ( Bubonic Plague ) broke out in London 
    
 1564Ambrose Dudley was created Baron Lisle. His brother Robert Dudley was a great favourite of Queen Elizabeth I and was created Earl of Leicester.  
    
 1572Elizabeth I visits Warwick Castle 
    
 1590Ambrose Dudley dies and the earldom of Warwick became extinct until 1618 
    
 Warwick Castle Timeline of Dates, Events & Facts - 1600's 
    
 1603 - 1625James I of England James VI of Scotland (great-great-grandson of Henry VII) 
    
 1604James I presented Warwick Castle to Sir Fulke Greville who was a poet and contemporary of Sir Philip Sidney. The castle had stood empty for 14 years and was in a dilapidated state. Sir Fulke Greville spent considerable money on improvements and repairs 
    
 1618The Earldom of Warwick was created for a third time for Robert Rich (d. 1619), 3rd Baron Rich and referred to as the 1st Earl of Warwick . However, unlike previous holders of the title, the Rich family did not control Warwick Castle  
    
  Warwick Castle remained in the hands of the Greville family who were eventually given the title in 1759 
    
 1619Robert Rich created 2nd Earl of Warwick (1587-1658) but did not control Warwick Castle 
    
 1625 - 1649Charles I (second son of James) 
    
 1628Sir Fulke Greville was murdered by his steward in 1628 in Warwick Castle - he was stabbed to death and is said to haunt the castle 
    
 1628Sir Robert Greville (c. 1608-1643), am ardent Puritan, became 2nd Lord Brooke and owner of Warwick Castle 
    
 1639Sir Robert Greville was imprisoned by King Charles I at York for refusing to take the oath to fight for the king and became an active member of the parliamentary party 
    
 1642Civil war broke out between King and parliament. 
    
 1642Warwick Castle successfully withstands a siege by Royalist troops 
    
 1643Sir Robert Greville, a general in the parliamentary army was killed at the attack on Lichfield 
    
 30th January 1649Charles I was beheaded on a scaffold outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall, London 
    
 1649 - 1659The Commonwealth under the Cromwells 
    
 7 February 1649The office of King was formally abolished 
    
 1658Robert Rich became the 3rd Earl of Warwick (1611-1659) 
    
 1659Charles Rich became the 4th Earl of Warwick (1619-1673) 
    
 1660 - 1685 Charles II (oldest son of Charles) Royal House of Stuart Restored 
    
 1667The stables and coach house were built in the outer courtyard 
    
 1669The Armoury and Private apartments were built 
    
 1673Robert Rich became the 5th Earl of Warwick (1620-1675) 
    
 1675Edward Rich became the 6th Earl of Warwick (1673-1701) 
    
 1685 - 1688James II (brother of Charles II) 
    
 1688The Catholic James was deposed and replaced by by his Protestant daughter and son-in-law, Mary II and William III, who became joint Sovereigns. 
    
 1689 - 1694William and Mary - William of Orange (grandson of Charles I) and Mary (daughter of James II) 
    
 1690
Battle of Boyne
The deposed James made one attempt to regain the crown, but his French and Irish forces were soundly defeated at the Battle of Boyne 
    
 1694 - 1702William of Orange ruled alone after Mary's death 
    
 1695William of Orange visits Warwick Castle   
    
 1701Edward Henry Rich became the 7th Earl of Warwick (1697-1721) but did not control Warwick Castle   
    
 Warwick Castle Timeline of Facts, Events & Dates - 1700's 
    
 1702 - 1714Anne (sister of Mary) 
    
  The Monarchy showed little interest in the castle 
    
 1714 - 1727George I (great-grandson of James I) 
    
  The Monarchy showed little interest in the castle 
    
 1721Edward Rich became the 8th Earl of Warwick (1695-1759) but did not control Warwick Castle. At the death of the eighth Rich Earl, the title became extinct, and was it was granted to Francis Greville, in 1759  
    
 1727 - 1760George II (son of George I) 
    
 1759
The 4th creation of the
Earls of Warwick.
The 4th creation of the Earls of Warwick. Warwick Castle was already in the hands of Francis Greville (1719-1773)  and he was created 1st Earl of Warwick therefore uniting again the title and castle

 
    
 1759Capability Brown was employed by Francis Greville to lay out the grounds of Warwick Castle 
    
 1760 - 1820George III (grandson of George II) 
    
 1763The state Dining Room is commissioned by Francis Greville 
    
 1773George Greville was created 2nd Earl of Warwick (1746-1816)  
    
 1786George Greville had the conservatory built 
    
 1816Henry Richard Greville was created the 3rd Earl of Warwick (1779-1853)  
    
 Warwick Castle Timeline of Facts, Events & Dates - 1800's 
    
 1820 - 1830George IV (son of George III) 
    
 26th June 1830George IV died at Windsor Castle 
    
 1830 - 1837William IV (brother of George IV) 
    
  William IV continued making additions to the Castle, in particular the Waterloo Chamber 
    
 20th June 1837William IV (William Henry) died at Windsor Castle  and was buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor 
    
 1837 - 1901Victoria (niece of William IV) 
    
 1853George Guy Greville created 4th Earl of Warwick (1818-1893)  
    
 1871Fire damages the Great Hall 
    
 1890The Countess of Warwick keeps Menagerie. The Mill is converted to an electricity generating plant which provides electric lighting for the castle 
    
 1893Francis Richard Charles Greville created 5th Earl of Warwick (1853-1924)  
    
 1848Revolution swept across Europe and in London the Chartist movement delivered a petition to Parliament asserting the rights of ordinary people there were fears (unfounded) that a revolutionary  mob might sweep England 
    
 1901Queen Victoria was buried at Windsor in Frogmore Mausoleum 
    
 Warwick Castle Timeline of Facts, Events & Dates - 1900's 
    
 1901 - 1910Edward VII (son of Victoria and Albert) 
    
  Edward continued with small additions to the Castle such as the Processional Staircase from the East Terrace 
    
 6th May 1910Edward VII died at Buckingham Palace and was buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor 
    
 1910 - 1936George V (second son of Edward VII) 
    
 1914 - 1918The First World War 
    
 1917The British royal family felt the need to change its dynasty name from the German "House of Saxe Coburg-Gotha" and the family name of Wettin. They took their new name from the castle, becoming the House of Windsor 
    
 17th July 1917Assumed by Royal Proclamation the name of Windsor for his House and family 
    
 1924Leopold Guy Francis Maynard Greville created 6th Earl of Warwick (1882-1928)  
    
 1928Charles Guy Fulke Greville created 7th Earl of Warwick (1911-1984). He goes to Hollywood as an actor under the name of Michael Brooke 
    
 20th January 1936George V died at Sandringham House, Norfolk and was buried St George's Chapel, Windsor 
    
 1936Edward VIII (son of George V) 
    
 10-Dec-36The abdication of King Edward VIII following his affair with Wallis Simpson. He renounced the throne for himself and his descendants 10 Dec 1936 which was confirmed by the Declaration of Abdication Act 11 Dec 1936 
    
 28th May 1972The Duke of Windsor died on 28th May 1972 and was buried in the grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor 
    
 1936 - 1952George VI (second son of George V) 
    
 1938Michael Brooke stars in a Warner Bros film called Dawn Patrol in which he plays a supporting role (Squires) to Errol Flynn, David Niven and Basil Rathbone 
    
 1939 - 1945The Second World War  
    
 6th February 1952George V died at Sandringham House, Norfolk 
    
 1952 -  Elizabeth II (daughter of George VI) 
    
 1978The Earl of Warwick's son, David, sells the Castle to the Tussard's group the company which owns Madame Tussaud's in London 
    
  The Tussard's group carry out extensive restorations to the castle and open it to the public. The Victorian Rose Garden is also restored 
    
  Guy David Greville today holds the title 9th Earl of Warwick and 9th Earl Brooke of Warwick Castle 
    
Warwick Castle Facts and Timeline
The above comprehensive Warwick Castle Facts and Timeline has been developed to show the major events which occurred during the various rule of each of the Kings and Queens of England and each if the Earls of Warwick.

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