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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
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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: Safa 13th April 2014
I realy like this story it has lots of deaths.Digusting.

Name: Isaac 24th March 2014
It was kind of funny when the cannon fell.

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Name: Shell 21st March 2014
I love this story!!!!! I have heard this story before, My dad told it to me every time he would have to leave for a month or so. I have been looking every where for this story, Because i wanted to hear again. Thank you for putting it on here!! It has made me remember my dad. Keep putting on all the wonderful stories that are out there.
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