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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
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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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Name: ZAKTERMINATOR 18th April 2017
this humpty dumpty story is so cool
Name: Tre 27th March 2017
nice story
Name: Keith 6th March 2017
Great article for an English exam. Thankyou Yvonne
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