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The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century.

During the Hundred Years War, the facade opposite the town was refortified, resulting in one of the most recognisable examples of 14th century military architecture.

During the summer of 1469, Neville rebelled against King Edward IV of England and imprisoned him in Warwick Castle.

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Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a bend of the River Avon.

When Thomas de Beaumont, 6th Earl of Warwick died, the castle and lands passed to his sister, Margaret de Beaumont, 7th Countess of Warwick in her own right.

Her first husband, John Marshal, died soon after, and while she looked for a suitable husband, the castle was in the ownership of King Henry III of England.

It was used as a stronghold until the early 17th century, when it was granted to Sir Fulke Greville by James I in 1604.

Greville converted it to a country house and it was owned by the Greville family, who became Earls of Warwick in 1759, until 1978 when it was bought by the Tussauds Group.