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Humpty Dumpty and the Fall of Colchester

Colchester, Essex, England (map) Dated: 1648
We all know the famous nursery rhyme, telling the tale of Humpty Dumpty and you may even have see the illustration of the character, in Lewis Carroll's 'Alice through the Looking Glass' - a large, round egg-like person with arms and legs, sitting on a wall! However, the rhyme is very old and the original Humpty Dumpty was something very different.

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1st August 2010
Humpty Dumpty
An animated version of the story of Humpty Dumpty made by Anouska Pattle at a summer school run by Suffolk Anglia Ruskin...

8th July 2006
Teachers' Resource: Using the story in the history curriculum
This document looks at how the story 'Humpty Dumpty and the Fall of Colchester' can be used when teaching history.

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very fascinating5th April 2019
28th March 2019
This was a very good explanation to the story. Very interesting to see the real story behind a nursery rhyme. Maybe next time you can put the volume of the cannons and battle down a bit as it is quite hard to hear what the lady is saying when it is playing7th December 2018
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