Corfe Castle Corfe Dorset England
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Corfe Castle Corfe Dorset England

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A: Corfe Castle Purbeck Dorset England

Par Richard Hart, à 30 mètres

Corfe Castle Purbeck Dorset England

B: Corfe Castle Dorset UK

Par Lee Wilkinson, à 110 mètres

Built by William the Conqueror, Corfe castle in Dorset suffered two sieges during the English Civil W...

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C: corfe-castle-dorset-UK

Par Lee Wilkinson, à 130 mètres

Corfe Castle in Dorset was built by William the Conqueror using local Pirbeck stone. It was partially...

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D: Corfe Castle

Par michal kasencak, à 150 mètres

Corfe Castle

E: Corfe Castle

Par James Battersby, à 170 mètres

The building of Corfe Castle was started around 1066.  It was demolished in 1646.  In 1981 it was lef...

Corfe Castle

F: Corfe Castle

Par michal kasencak, à 170 mètres

Corfe Castle

G: Corfe Castle

Par James Battersby, à 200 mètres

The building of Corfe Castle was started around 1066.  It was demolished in 1646.  In 1981 it was lef...

Corfe Castle

H: Creech Grange Arch Southern Side

Par Geoff Mather, A 4.7 km

This is one of many strange Follies built on the land during the 15th to 20th centuries.  This sectio...

Creech Grange Arch Southern Side

I: Creech Grange Arch

Par Geoff Mather, A 4.7 km

This is one of many strange Follies built on the land during the 15th to 20th centuries.  This sectio...

Creech Grange Arch

J: Creech Grange Arch North Side

Par Geoff Mather, A 4.7 km

This is one of many strange Follies built on the land during the 15th to 20th centuries.  This sectio...

Creech Grange Arch North Side

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The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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