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Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.


That Humpty Dumpty is an egg is not really affirmed in the poem. In its primary printed form, in 1810, it is a puzzle, and exploits for misdirection the information that "humpty dumpty" was 18th-Century reduplicative jargon for a small, awkward being. While a awkward human being falling off a fence would not be irreperably injured, an egg would be. The rhyme is no longer posed as a puzzle, as the response is now so well recognized. Comparable riddles have been recorded by folklorists in additional languages, such as Boule Boule in French, or Thille Lille in Swedish; although none is as extensively recognized as Humpty Dumpty is in English. Humpty Dumpty is a personality in a Mother Goose rhyme, portrayed as an anthropomorphized egg.

In an additional hypothesis, Humpty Dumpty referred to King Richard III of England, the hunchbacked monarch, the "Wall" being either the name of his horse (called "White Surrey" in Shakespeare's play), or a allusion to the faction who abandoned him. Throughout the battle of Bosworth Field, he fell off his mount and was supposed to have been "hacked into pieces".

The tale of Cardinal Wolsey's ruin is depicted in the children's nursery rhyme of Humpty Dumpty. At length Cawood castle passed to Cardinal Wolsey, who let it descend into disrepair in the near the beginning part of his occupation (1514 – 1530), due to his house at the Court, attachment to temporal relationships and his disregard of his diocesan duties. King Henry VIII sent Wolsey back home in 1523 after he failed to get a divorce from the Pope – a enormous error on Wolsey’s part. Wolsey returned to the fortress and began to restore it to its previous splendor. Though, he was arrested for high treason in November, 1530 and ordered to London for trial. He left on 6 November, but took ill at Leicester and died in the Abbey there on 29 November. 

According to an supplement taken from the East Anglia Tourist Board in England, Humpty Dumpty was a powerful cannon throughout the English Civil War. It was mounted on top of the St Mary's at the Wall Church in Colchester protecting the metropolis against blockade in the summer of 1648. Even though Colchester was a Royalist stronghold, it beleaguered by the Roundheads for 11 weeks before at last falling. The church tower was hit by enemy gun fire and the top of the tower was blown off, sending "Humpty" plummeting to the ground. Logically all the King's horses and all the King's tried to repair "him" but in vain. Additional reports have Humpty Dumpty referring to a sniper nicknamed One-Eyed Thompson, who engaged the similar church tower.

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