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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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Name: Takayla 6th October 2014
What type is this is it a myth or legend
Name: Nicole 26th September 2014
Thus is a great site! it really helped me find what I was looking for about Humpty Dumpty without having to look for a million different sites. This had all the info in one convenient spot and it's very fun and doesn't look boring with pages and pages of small text paragraphs. :)
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