Star Forts

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History Of Cannon - Early Modern Period
... These new defenses became known as "star forts," after their characteristic shape ... A few of these featured cannon batteries, such as the Tudors' Device Forts, in England ... Star forts soon replaced castles in Europe, and, eventually, those in the Americas, as well ...
Cannon - History - Early Modern Period
... These new defenses became known as "star forts", after their characteristic shape which attempted to force any advance toward it directly into the ... batteries, such as the Tudors' Device Forts, in England ... Star forts soon replaced castles in Europe, and, eventually, those in the Americas, as well ...

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