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FAMOUS GUERNSEY DOLMEN, AND A FORTRESS THAT LONG RESISTED CROMWELL'S SOLDIERS

FAMOUS GUERNSEY DOLMEN, AND A FORTRESS THAT LONG RESISTED CROMWELL'S SOLDIERS

One of the wonders of Guernsey is the great dolmen or burial place on L'Ancresse Common (bottom). Known as the Autel des Vardes, it is 45 feet long and is covered by five huge stones, the largest of which weighs 30 tons. Castle Cornet (top) stands out in history as the last British fortress to submit to Cromwell's forces in the Civil War. Its original site was an islet, but it has now been connected with the shore by a breakwater. The two islands seen in the distance are Jethou and Herm.

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