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Cargueit, Guarensis, Guivic, Warguit, Warwyk

Warwick is a historic town and the county town of Warwickshire in England. It is situated on the banks of the River Avon.

During Arthur’s regin, Arthgal served as the earl of Warwick.

Warwick | 1st century BC – 9th century AD

Roman Influence | 1st century BC – 5th century AD
The region that would later become Warwick was part of Roman Britannia. The Romans established a network of roads, fortifications, and settlements in the area, including the construction of the Fosse Way, a Roman road that passed near what is now Warwick.

Post-Roman Period | 5th – 9th centuries
As the Roman Empire began to decline and eventually withdrew its forces from Britain in the early fifth century, the region, like much of Britain, experienced significant changes. This period saw the migration and settlement of various peoples, including the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings, which reshaped the political and cultural landscape.

Anglo-Saxon and Viking Influences
The early medieval period saw the emergence of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and settlements in various parts of England, but specific details about Warwick’s early history during this time are not well-documented. The Viking invasions, beginning the late eighth century, also had an impact on the region.

Historia Regum Britanniae | Geoffrey of Monmouth, c. 1138
Roman de Brut | Wace, c. 1155