Haultpenne

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Coordinates: 50°36′33.84″N 5°23′59.17″E / 50.6094000°N 5.3997694°E / 50.6094000; 5.3997694

Haultpenne caste

The Castle Haultepenne, also spelled Haultpenne, located in Gleixhe in the town of Flémalle, is a part medieval, part renaissance structure. It is known for its red brick and uniquely shaped tower. For several centuries, the castle was in the possession of a Flemish noble family, Berlaymont. The name of the castle is bound to the sobriquet, the Fury of Haultepenne, when the army of Claude de Berlaymont (1550-1586) overran the Breda following a siege in 1581. The city surrendered on the condition that it would not be sacked, and when the fighting stopped, the soldiers were turned lose. Over 500 residents died.

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