Edward VII, Francis Greville, and Frances Evelyn "Daisy" Greville grey plaque in Warwick

During the 1890's the
Earl (Francis Greville) and Countess (Frances Evelyn "Daisy" Greville) of Warwick
held many house parties at the Castle.

Among the principal guests on the
occasion portrayed here was
H.R.H The Prince of Wales
who later became King Edward VII

Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death.The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. Before his accession to the throne, he served as heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties and represented Britain on visits abroad. His tours of North America in 1860 and the Indian subcontinent in 1875 were popular successes, but his reputation as a playboy prince soured his relationship with his mother.As king, Edward played a role in the modernisation of the British Home Fleet and the reorganisation of the British Army after the Second Boer War. He re-instituted traditional ceremonies as public displays and broadened the range of people with whom royalty socialised. He fostered good relations between Britain and other European countries, especially France, for which he was popularly called "Peacemaker", but his relationship with his nephew, Kaiser Wilhelm II, was poor. The Edwardian era, which covered Edward's reign and was named after him, coincided with the start of a new century and heralded significant changes in technology and society, including steam turbine propulsion and the rise of socialism. He died in 1910 in the midst of a constitutional crisis that was resolved the following year by the Parliament Act 1911, which restricted the power of the unelected House of Lords.

Source: dbpedia

Francis Richard Charles Guy Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick (9 February 1853 – 15 January 1924), styled Lord Brooke until 1893, was a British Conservative politician.Warwick was the son of George Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick, and his wife Lady Anne, daughter of Francis Wemyss-Charteris, 9th Earl of Wemyss, and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He entered Parliament for Somerset East in an 1879 by-election, a seat he held until 1885, and later represented Colchester from 1888 to 1892. The following year Warwick succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.In August 1901 he was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, serving as such until 1919. In November 1901 he was appointed Honorary Colonel of the new Essex Imperial Yeomanry Regiment, and in late 1901 he was elected Mayor of Warwick for the following year.He was a senior Freemason under the United Grand Lodge of England, and rose to the high office of Deputy Grand Master under the Grand Mastership of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.Lord Warwick married Frances Evelyn Maynard (10 December 1861 – 26 July 1938), daughter of the Hon. Charles Henry Maynard, in 1881. They had five children: Leopold Guy Francis Maynard Greville, 6th Earl of Warwick b. 10 Sep 1882, d. 31 Jan 1928 Lady Marjorie Blanche Eva Greville b. 25 Oct 1884, d. 25 Jul 1964 m. Charles Duncombe, 2nd Earl of Feversham Hon. Charles Algernon Cromartie Greville b. 22 Nov 1885, d. 28 Mar 1887 Hon. Maynard Greville b. 21 Mar 1898, d. 21 Feb 1960 Lady Mercy Greville b. 3 Apr 1904.He died in January 1924, aged 70, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son Leopold. The Countess of Warwick died in July 1938, aged 76.

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Frances Evelyn "Daisy" Greville, Countess of Warwick (10 December 1861 – 26 July 1938) was a British socialite and long-time mistress to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.She was the inspiration behind the popular music hall song Daisy, Daisy.

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