Warwick Castle was originally established as motte-and-baily castle in 1068 by William the Conqueror to maintain control of the Midlands as he advanced northwards. From 1088, the castle traditionally belonged to the Earl of Warwick and it served as a symbol of his power. Henry I took over the castle briefly in 1153 but eventually returned it to the Beauchamp family. During the reign of Henry II, the motte-and-baily castle was replaced with a stone castle.

Warwick Castle Warwickshire England