Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again
What might surprise you is that Humpty Dumpty was neither an egg nor a person. It was actually a huge siege cannon used during the English Civil War (1642-1651) by Royalist forces.
It was hoisted up the church tower of St Mary- at-the-Walls and there he sat for eleven weeks firing away at the Roundheads who were attacking the town.
Poor Humpty was finally blown up by the Roundheads and disappeared in the deep surrounding marshlands from which he couldn’t be recovered, or put together again…
That was the end of Humpty Dumpty, who only lives on in a nursery rhyme.