A-Z of Warwick
- S. C. Skillman
15th November 2023
The county town of Warwick is famous for its magnificent castle rising above the River Avon but there is much else to this historic town. Although much of the town was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1694, buildings from an earlier age can still be found, including Warwick’s oldest hostelry The Roebuck and Lord Leycester Hospital. Historical characters include Warwick the Kingmaker, world champion boxer Randolph Turpin and socialite and campaigner Daisy, Countess of Warwick, as well as the Ichthyosaur in the Market Hall Museum, and the town’s many events include a Victorian evening and annual folk festival.
A-Z of Warwick reveals the history behind Warwick, its streets and buildings, businesses and the people connected with the town. Alongside the famous historical connections, are unusual characters, tucked away places and unique events that are less well-known. It is fully illustrated with photography and will appeal to all those with an interest in this historic Warwickshire town.