OWNERS OF WARWICK CASTLE

Warwick Castle history spans over centuries. People from all walks of Life come from all over the globe to visit Warwick castle dungeon. The Castle has had many owners including Richard Neville 16th Earl of Warwick Kown as the Kings maker. Find out who were the owners of this Historical building 

TIME-LINE OF OWNERS OF WARWICK CASTLE

DATE                                              OWNER
 
1068–1087
     WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
  • LIFE TIME 1028–9th September 1087
  • William was King of England Reign 25thDecember 1066– 9thSeptember 1087
  • He was the first Norman King of England Edward the Confessor, a previous English monarch was his first cousin once removed. Williams reign in England was marked by the construction of castles, the settling of a new Norman nobility on the land, and change in the composition of the English clergy.
 
1087–1088
    WILLIAM II
  • LIFE TIME 1056– 2nd August 1100
  • William was the King of England Reign 26th September 1087–2nd August 1100 . He was the third son of William the Conqueor.
 
 
1088–1119
     HENRY DE BEAUMONT
  • LIFE TIME DIED 20TH JUNE 1119
  • Henry was the 1st Earl of Warwick 1088–1119
  • Henry became the companion and friend of King Henry I of England. As a reward for his help in suppressing the Rebellion of 1088, King William II made him Earl of Warwick
 
 
1119–1153
     ROGER DE BEAUMONT
  • LIFE TIME 1102 – 12th June 1153
  • Roger was the second Earl of Warwick 1123–1153 and was the elder son of Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick
 
 
1153–1184
     WILLIAM DE BEAUMONT
  • LIFE TIME 1140 – 15th November 1184
  • William was the third Earl of Warwick and the son of Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick.
 
 
1184–1203
    WALERAN DE BEAUMONT
  • LIFE TIME 1153 – 12th December 1204
  • Waleran was the fourth Earl of Warwick and was the younger son of Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick
  • After his brother's death an impostor arose, claiming to be the deceased Earl; he gave Waleran a great deal of trouble in maintaining his claim. Waleran bore the right hand Sword of State at the Coronation of King John, of England ;and 27th May 1199.
 
1203–1229
    HENRY DE BEAUMONT
  • LIFE TIME 1192 – 10th October 1229
  • Henry was the fifth Earl of Warwick (1204–1229) and the was the son of Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick
 
1229–1242
   THOMAS DE BEAUMONT
  • LIFE TIME 1208 – 26 June 1242
  • Thomas was the sixth Earl of Warwick (1229–1242) and the was the son of Henry de Beaumont, 5th Earl of Warwick
  • He married Ela Longespee, the granddaughter of henry II of England. At the coronation of Eleanor of Provence, the Queen Consort of Henry III, on the 26 June 1236 he bore the third Sword of State
1242
    MARGARET DE NEWBURG
  • DIED 3rd June 1253
  • Margaret was the seventh Countess of Warwick in her own right. She was the sister and heiress of Thomas de Beaumont, 6th Earl of Warwick
 
1242–1263
     JOHN DU PLESSIS
  • LIFE TIME DIED 26th February. 1263
  • John was the 7th Earl of Warwick 1245–1253 and the husband of Margaret De Newburg. John had been constable of the Tower of London.
     
 
1263–1268
    WILLIAM MAUDUIT
  • LIFE TIME 1220 – 8th January 1267
  • William was the 8th Earl of Warwick (1253–1267) and the grandson of Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick. His half-cousin, Margaret de Beaumont, 7th Countess of Warwick died without an heir. During his time as Earl, there was a surprise attack on Warwick Castle, his residence, by the forces of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester from Kenilworth Castle, led by John Giffard. William and his wife were then taken as prisoners to Kenilworth Castle, and were held there until the payment of a ransom of nineteen hundred marks was given.
1268–1298
    WILLIAM DE BEAUCHAMP
  • LIFE TIME 1237–1298
  • William was the 9th Earl of Warwick, (1267–1298 ) his mother Isabel Mauduit, sister and heiress of William Mauduit, 8th Earl of Warwick He was a close friend of King Edward I of England, and was an important leader in Edward's invasion of Wales in 1277
1298–1315
                                                                      GUY DE BEAUCHAMP
  • LIFE TIME 1272 – 12th August 1315
  • Guy was the 10th Earl of Warwick and son and heir of William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick,. He one of the principal opponents of King Edward II and his favourite, Piers Gaveston. King Edward I of England had knighted Guy de Beauchamp at Easter 1296 and in 1299, he was present at the king's wedding to Margaret of France at Canterbury,
  • It was Guy who forcibly carried away Piers Gaveston to Warwick Castle] Here, in the presence of Guy, Duke Lancaster and other magnates, Gaveston was sentenced to death at an improvised court. On the 19th June he was taken to a place called Blacklow Hill – on Lancaster's lands– and decapitated.
 
1329–1369
                                         THOMAS DE BEAUCHAMP
  • LIFE TIME 14th February 1313 – 13th November 1369
  • Thomas was the 11th Earl of Warwick (1329–1369  and Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick. Thomas fought in the Hundred Years of War with France for King Edward III of England.
 
 
1369–1401
            THOMAS DE BEAUCHAMP
  • LIFE TIME 1338 – 8th April 1401
  • Thomas was the 12th Earl of Warwick (1369–1401) and the was the son of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and Katherine Mortimer,a daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March
 
 
1401–1439
    RICHARD DE BEAUCHAMP
  • LIFE TIME 25th or 28th January 1382– 30th April 1439
  • Richard was the Thirteen Earl of Warwick and the son of Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick.King Richard II of England was his Godfather . He was knighted at the coronation of King Henry IV .He had been appointed Master of the Horse.
 
1439–1446
     HENRY BEAUCHAMP
  • LIFE TIME 21st March 1425 – 11th June 1446
  • Henry was the 14th Earl and 1st Duke of Warwick (1439–1446 )and the son of Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, and Isabel le Despenser. . Henry married Cecily Neville, who was a great-great granddaughter of Edward III of England through the John of Gaunt line. Henry had been a boy-hood friend o0f King Henry IV of England, which placed him in high favour with the King.He is said to have been crowned King of the Isle of Wight in 1444
1446–1449
    ANNE BEAUCHAMP
  • LIFE TIME February 1443 – 3 January 1448
  • Anne was the 15th Countess of Warwick (1445–1449 ) and the only child of Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick and Lady Cecily Neville. Her mother was a first cousin of Edward IV of England, Edmund, Earl of Rutland, Margaret of York, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence and Richard III of England
1449–1471
    ANNE BEAUCHAMP
  • LIFE TIME 13th July 1426 – 20th September 1492
  • Anne was the 16th Countess of Warwick and the daughter of Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick , ahe was the aunt of Anne the 15th Countess of Warwick. Anne contested the right to have the earldom by her three older half-sisters, children of her father's first marriage .
  • Anne was the wife of Richard Neville,and the mother of Isabel Neville and Anne Neville the future Queen consort of King Richard III of England. When Richard her husband died and fell form grace, all her titles and lands were confiscated
1449–1471
     RICHARD NEVILLE
  • TIME-LINE 2nd November 1428 – 14thril 1471
  • Richard was the 16th Earl of Warwick 1449–1471 and the husband of Arne Beauchamp. He was known as Warwick the Kingmaker, was an English nobleman and a key figure in the Wares of The Rose. Richard  was the father of Isabel Neville and Anne Neville the future Queen consort of King Richard III of England. He was also first cousin to King Edward IV and the future Richard III of England.
  • Richard had also been Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1460–1471 and Lord High Admiral1470–1471 .
  • In 1469, Richard imprisoned King Edward IV in Warwick castle however was forced to release him. Richard was slain at The battle of Barnet on the 14th April 1471.
1472–1478
    GEORGE PLANTAGENET
  • LIFE TIME (21st October 1449– 18th February 1478
  • George was the Earl of Warwick. He was the brother to King Edward IV and the future Richard III. George was married to Isabell Neville the daughter of Richard Neville and Anne Beauchamp the 16th Countess of Warwick. He was also father to Edward Plantagenet 17th Earl of Warwick and Margaret Pole, one of the last of the direct line of of Plantagenet.
  • On the 18th February 1478, George was executed , rumoured to been drowned in a butt of wine for high treason against his brother, King Edward IV
1478–1499
    EDWARD PLANTAGENET
  • LIFE TIME 25th February 1475– 28th November 1499
  • Edward was the 17th earl of Warwick and also the son of George Plantagenet and Isabell neville and a grandson of Richard Neville the 16th earl of Warwick. When his parents died he was made a ward of King Edward IV stepson, Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset.
  • When Henry Tudor won at The Battle of Bosworth field and became King of England, Edward was placed in the Tower of London at the age of ten year old.. Edward was a threat to the crown and was under close supervision. He was executed on 28th November 1499 for his role in the attempt escape of Perkin Warbexk the Yorkist pretender.
1499–1547
CROWN PROPERTY
 
1547–1553
     JOHN DUDLEY
  • LIFE TIME 1504– 22nd August 1553
  • John was the Earl of Warwick Earl of Warwick 2nd creation 1547–1553 John was was created Earl of Warwick and distinguished himself in the renewed Scottish war at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh.
  • John was the Father of Guildford Dudley, the husband the Lady Jane Grey and Robert Dudley who was the known favourite of the future Elizabeth I of England. John had been Lord President of the Council 1550–1553 and Grand Master of the Household
    1550–1553
  • John was excuted under Mary 1st of England for his leadership and role in placinf the Lady Jane Grey on the English throne for nine day,Queen.
 
 
1553–1554
    JOHN DUDLEY II
  • LIFE TIME
  • John was the 2nd Earl of Warwick 1553 and the son of John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland and the brother of Robert Dudley and Guildford Dudley
  • John had also been Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire1552–1553 and Master of the Horse 1552–1553
  • John died shortley after leaving his imprisonment in the Tower of London in 1553.
1554–1562
CROWN PROPERTY
 
 
1562–1590
     AMBROSE DUDLEY
  • LIFE TIME 1530– 21st February 1590
  • Ambrose was the 3rd Earl of Warwick( 1561–1590 ) and the son of JohnDudley the 1st Earl of Warwick. He was the brother of John Dudley the second Earl of Warwick and the brother of Robert and Guildford Dudley
  • he had been Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire 1569–1570 & 1587–1590 as well as Chief Butler of England
    1571–1590 . Ambrose primary residence was at Warwick castle, where he had entertained Queen Elizabeth in 1572.
 
1590–1604
CROWN PROPERTY
 
1604–1628
    FULKE GREVILLE
  • LIFE TIME 3rd October 1554 – 30th September 1628
  • Fulke Greville, was the 1st Baron Brooke, 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke
  • He had also been an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman who had sat in the House of Commons. He was granted Warwick Castle in 1604 and spent £20,000 to restore it
  • Fulke had also been Chancellor of the Exchequer 1614–1621 and Treasurer of the Navy 1598–1604 and Custos Rotulorum of Warwickshire 1626–1628
1628–1643
     ROBERT GREVILLE
  • LIFE TIME May 1607 – 2nd March 1643
  • Robert was the 2nd Baron Brooke and the cousin and adopted son of Fulke Grenville.
  • He had entered parliament for Warwick in 1628and later been a English Civil War Roundhead General.. Robert Greville was reportedly shot by a sniper (a concealed person who fired at Greville with a rifle) and many consider him to be the first recorded victim of sniper fire
1643–1658
    FRANCIS GREVILLE
  •  DIED November 1658
  • Francis Greville, was the 3rd Baron Brooke .
  • He was the eldest son of Robert Greville and served as recorder of Warwick , Francis supported the Parliamentary (Roundhead) cause in the English Civil War. . Francis died unmarried.
1658–1677
    ROBERT GREVILLE
  • LIFE TIME 1638–1677
  • Robert was the 4th Baron Brooke and the brother of Francis Greville
1677–1710
     FULKE GREVILLE
  • LIFE TIME 1643–1710
  • Fulke was the 5th Baron Brooke. William the III of England visited the Castle in 1695
1710–1711
    FULKE GREVILLE
  • LIFE TIME 1693–1711
  • Fulke was the 6th Baron Brooke and the son of Fulk Grenville the fifth Baron Brooke.
 
1711–1727
   WILLIAM GREVILLE
  • LIFE TIME (1695–1727)
  • William was the 7th Baron Brooke nd the son of Fulke Grenville the fifth Baron Brooke. And the brother of Filk Grenville the 6th Baron brooke.
 
1727–1773
    FRANCIS GREVILLE
  • LIFE TIME 10th October 1719 – 8 thJ uly 1773
  • Francis Greville, was the 1st Earl of Warwick and the son of William Grenville
  • In 1759, he petitioned George II for the title Earl of Warwick when the last Earl of Warwick from the Rich family died. Francis' petition was granted, and Warwick Castle was once again held by the Earls of Warwick.
1773–1816
    GEORGE GREVILLE
  • LIFE TIME 16th September 1746 – 1816
  • George Greville, was the 2nd Earl of Warwick 1773–1816 , and the son ofFrancis Greville,
  • the 1st Earl of Warwick .
  • He was a Member of Parliament for Wawick 1768–1773 and Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire
    1795–1816
 
1816–1853
  • HENRY RICHARD GREVILLE
  • LIFE TIME 29th March 1779 – 10th August 1853
  • Henry Richard Greville, was 3rd Earl of Warwick, 3rd Earl Brooke and the son of George Greville, the 2nd Earl of Warwick
  • He served as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from 1841 to 1846 and Member of Parliament for Warwick 1802–1816
 
 
1853–1893
  • GEORGE GUY GREVILLE
  • LIFE TIME 28th March 1818 – 2nd December 1893
  • George was the 4th Earl of Warwick, 4th Earl Brooke and the He was the only child of Henry Greville, 3rd Earl of Warwick .He served as honorary colonel to the Warwickshire Yeomanry cavalry, and as A.D.C. to Queen Victoria .George was Member of Parliament for South Warwickshire
    1845–1853
  • He died at Warwick Castle
1924–1928
     FRANCIS GREVILLE,
  • LIFE-TIME 9th February 1853 – 15th January 1924
  • Francis Richard Charles Guy Greville, waa he 5th Earl of Warwick 1893–1924 and the son of George Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick,
  • He was a senior Freemason under the United Grand Lodge of England, and rose to the high office of Deputy Grand Master and was married Frances Evelyn Maynard was a long-term confidant or mistress to the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.
  • Francis had been Lord-Lieutenant of Essexter 1901–1919 and a Member of Parliament for Colchester
    1888–1892
 
1924–1928
     LEOPOLD GUY GREVILLE
  • LIFE-TIME 10th September 1882 – 31SJnuary 1928
  • Leopold was the 6th Earl of Warwick and the son of Francis Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick and his wife Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick.
  • During the First World War he was Aide-de-Camp to the General Officer Commanding of the British Expeditionary Force from 1914 until 1915
1928–1967
    CHARLES GUY GREVILLE
  • TIME-LINE 4th March 1911 – 20th January 1984)
  • Charles Guy Fulke Greville, was the 7th Earl of Warwick, 7th Earl Brooke and the the eldest son of Leopold Greville, 6th Earl of Warwick
  • Charles was the last Earl of Warwick to live at the family seat Warwick Castle before its sale in 1978. He became the first British aristocrat to star in a Hollywood movie, and was later nicknamed the Duke of Hollywood by the local press.
 
1967-1978
    DAVID ROBIN FRANCIS GUY GREVILLE,
  • LIFE-TIME 1934-1996
  • David was the 8th Earl of warwick and the son of Charles Guy Fulke Greville, the 7th Earl of Warwick
1978–2007
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  • Tussauds are the world's second largest leisure group, after Disney.
2007– PRESENT
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