HUMPTY DUMPTY DISPROVEN!!
I’m sure that all of you know the rhyme of Humpty Dumpty.
"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses, and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again”
There are a lot of different stories associated with the origin of Humpty Dumpty, but there is one that rings true.
On the morn of his final battle, the Battle of Bosworth, King Richard III, sat on a low stone wall surrounded by his commanders and mapped out the battle plan (which subsequently failed).
He was then surrounded in battle, falling of his horse (leading to the Shakespeare line of “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse). After this, the hunchbacked Richard III was supposedly hacked into pieces, only corroborated by the lack of remains.
Back then, when the majority could not read or write, stories were passed down in to from of rhymes or stories, finally culminating in the mordern day Humpty Dumpty.
We all now know Richard III as “The King under the car park”, as his mortal remains have since been found buried and DNA analysed.
Hence, Humpty Dumpty (King Richard III) did sit on a wall, King Richard did have a great fall. However; All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, simply couldn’t find King Richard.