Corfe Castle, Corfe Mullen, Dorset. Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage.
Caisteal Grugaig Broch, in semi ruinous condition, but benefitting from not having been restored and manicured. It stands on a hill called Faire an Duine (The Watchplace of the Tower) and commands views across the narrows joining Loch Alsh and Loch Duich, and up Loch Long. It's most notable feature is a massive triangular lintel. Caistel Grugaig is held to be the home of the witch Grugaig, who was the mother of the giants Telve and Todder who built the Glenelg brochs a few miles to the…
Rare skeleton of unknown 'British' soldier found Waterloo Battlefield
Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. During the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal the Duke of Wellington depended on maritime supply. The French fleet in the Basque Roads operated against the British supply ships. This Day in History: Apr 11, 1809: Battle of the Basque Roads between France and the United Kingdom starts http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/