Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland

Charles Fort, a star fort located on the water's edge on Kinsale harbour, south of Cork

Star fort in Netherlands (Bourtange fortification)

"Fort Bourtange is a star fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. It was built in 1593 under the orders of William the I of Orange.

Fort Bourtange – Netherlands   Bourtange is a star fort and village initially built during the Eighty Years’ War (c. 1568–1648) when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen which was controlled by the Spaniards. This road followed a sandy ridge (tange) through the marshes.

Bourtange – Netherlands Bourtange is a star fort and village in the Westerwolde region of the Dutch province of Groningen. It is a part of the municipality of Vlagtwedde, and lies about 32 km northeast of Emmen. The fortifications were initially built dur

Fort Carré, France - from the page: 15 Star-Shaped Forts From Around the World

Fort Carré, France, found via The World Geography - "Fort Carré is a fort on the outskirts of Antibes, France. The fort was built by architect Henri de Mandon. Reworked by Vauban at the end of the century, the fort was never captured by enemies.

Bourtange. This Dutch "star fort" was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Star forts were constructed in this manner so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.

In this Overview, we see Bourtange, Netherlands. This Dutch "star fort" was constructed in 1593 in this manner so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.

Location | Palmanova, Udine Province, Italy Palmanova is a city built in 1593 during the late Renaissance period. It is one of the many old star forts from this period. This 9 pointed star fort, de…

Palmanova is a city built in 1593 during the late Renaissance period. It is one of the many old star forts from this period. This 9 pointed star fort, designed

Charles Fort is the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Co Cork. Situated in Kinsale harbour, the star-shaped fortress is one of Ireland’s finest examples of 17th-century fortification.

Ireland - History Hot Travel Spots -Charles Fort is the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Co Cork. Situated in Kinsale harbour, the star-shaped fortress is one of Ireland’s finest examples of fortification.

Fort Bourtange is a star fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. It was built in 1593 under the orders of William the I of Orange. Its original purpose was to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen, which was controlled by the Spaniards during the time of the Eighty Years' War.

The Netherlands’ Star Fort

Fort Bourtange is a star fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. Photo by: Jan Koster / Most Beautiful Villages Around The World photo

Shot over Star Fort Pond in the small town of 96 SC

Shot over Star Fort Pond in the small town of 96 SC

The Netherlands Star Fort - Fort- Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands.

The Netherlands’ Star Fort

The Netherlands Star Fort - Fort- Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands.

Fort Goryokaku http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gory%C5%8Dkaku is a star fort in the Japanese city of Hakodate on the island of Hokkaido

Fort Goryokaku http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gory%C5%8Dkaku is a star fort in the Japanese city of Hakodate on the island of Hokkaido

Venetians began to build in 1593 the best example of a Renaissance planned town: Palmanova, a fortress city designed to defend against attacks from the Ottomans in Bosnia. Built ex nihilo according to humanist and military specifications, Palmanova was supposed to be inhabited by self-sustaining merchants, craftsmen, and farmers. However, despite the pristine conditions and elegant layout of the new city, no one chose to move there..

century map of the city of Palmanova, Italy, Civitates Orbis Terrarum,

6/9/2015 Bourtange star fort Bourtange, Netherlands 53.0066°N 7.1920°E   Bourtange is a "star fort" built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Star forts were constructed in the manner you see here so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.

6/9/2015 Bourtange star fort Bourtange, Netherlands 53.0066°N 7.1920°E Bourtange is a "star fort" built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Star forts were constructed in the manner you see here so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.

Star forts Citadel of Alessandria, ITALY   http://japan.digitaldj-network.com/articles/29619.html

Star forts Citadel of Alessandria, ITALY http://japan.digitaldj-network.com/articles/29619.html

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