Warwick Castle is the ancestral home of the Earl of Warwick. It was first constructed in the times of the Normans and has been expanded and improved over the centuries and through various turbulent periods of English history.Perhaps the most famous of the Earl’s of Warwick was Richard Neville, known as the Kingmaker. He has been described as “the most powerful man never to have been king of England.”Apart from the castle which is, in itself, a wonderful experience to look at and to walk around, there are a number of static displays within the castle itself. There are displays from the Mediaeval Period (1068 to 1485) consisting of a series of display pieces as part of the Wars of the Roses. The Ghost Tower in the castle hosts displays of the Tudor and Jacobean Period (1485 to 1625) whilst the Great Hall, State Rooms and Chapels contain displays of the 17th and 18th centuries. There are also a series of displays of the Victorian Period (1827 to 1901) by way of a ‘Royal Weekend Party – 1898’.
The Armoury in the castle grounds (well, walls more like) has a good display of weapons and armour from most of the period the castle has been there.