National Geographic : 1936 Jul
WARWICK CASTLE, STAGE FOR OLD ENGLAND'S PAGEANTRY (C National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams "FAIREST MONUMENT OF ANCIENT AND CHIVALROUS SPLENDOUR," SIR WALTER SCOTT CALLED WARWICK CASTLE English peers for nearly six centuries have dwelt in this feudal stronghold on the Avon, about eight miles from Shakespeare's Stratford. Caesar's Tower, with narrow loopholes for bowmen, com manded the river. Missiles dropped onto the sloping base bounced on heads of attackers, who were also deluged with blazing pitch and molten lead from the turret. The water wheel once operated a mill; now it turns a generator supplying the castle's electricity.