Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

Warwick Castle

Last Monday, I had the day off work and Christine and I went to Warwick Castle. We did a coach trip, as it was a long drive ... but an absolutely fascinating place, with some of the earthworks dating back to 1068, and was probably the first castle that William the Conqueror ordered built.

The rooms were set up in a few sections ... one part showing the history of "Waryck, the Kingmaker", a few rooms to do with the Black Prince, a tableaux of Henry VIII and his wives, and a huge section to do with a Royal house-party that had been held here in 1898, where the future Edward VII started an affair with the owner's wife.

Overall far too many images to try to show you (although I did take "one or two" photos!!). Outside you could climb the towers (as we did) and try your hand at archery, watch jousting ... or as we did, watch a 1/4 hour re-enactment of the Wars of the Roses ... a great day out, as the official web site tells you

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One of the bedrooms, with a purchased acquisition - Queen Anne died in this bed in Kensington Palace
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Great Hall
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Clock, owned by Marie Antoinette
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Part of the Warwyck, the Kingmaker story
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Christine joining in the fun

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Tags: camera, christine, day trip, holiday 2019

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