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Breda Castle

Breda Castle
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Breda Castle

The castle on an island of Breda, today's military headquarters, the Koninklijke Militaire Academie (have parked tanks and even an airplane). On March 4, 1599 during the 80 year War, there was a surprise attack. Seventy Dutch soldiers were smuggled into in a boat and 600 italian soldiers of the garrison set flight towards the Spanish Empire. The fortified castle is surrounded by a moat fed by the river Mark. Spain struggled against the United Provinces (the Netherlands), aided by England. But also fought against France (fighting Henry IV), which is why the Duke of Parma Alexander Farnese (governor

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