Castle ladies fly the flag for England's Lionesses - The Leamington Observer

Castle ladies fly the flag for England's Lionesses

Leamington Editorial 16th Aug, 2023 Updated: 16th Aug, 2023   0

THE LADIES of Warwick Castle are flying the flag in support of England’s Lionesses.

England take on hosts Australia in the Women’s World Cup semi-final in Sydney this morning as they attempt to make history.

And throughout history, notable women have shaped Warwick Castle’s legacy, including founder of the original settlement, Ethelfleda, Lady of the Mercians.

During the castle’s 1100 year long history, women have continued to be pioneers for change, including Daisy Greville, a socialite and socialist who supported poor law reform and workers rights, and ran to become an MP in 1923.

In the present day, women continue to be instrumental at Warwick Castle with the castle having over 100 female employees including modern day knights and jousters.

Castle general manager Liam Bartlett said: “With all that we do, we not only aim to unleash history for all visitors by bringing historic stories to life, but also by inspiring the next generation, which is what the Lionesses are showcasing to the world each time they go out on the pitch.”

“We’re all rooting for the Lionesses on Wednesday and will be flying the flag to show support, we would be delighted to invite the team to come and experience what Warwick Castle has to offer for a fun day out after all the hard work and training our wonderful Women’s team have dedicated themselves too.”


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