……Humpty Dumpty Fell on Wall Street
Nursery Rhyme & History….
(forensics by windiepink)
Humpty Dumpty sat on the Wall
Humpty Dumpty had a big Fall
All the Kings Horses
and all the Kings Men
Could’t put Humpty Dumpty backwards together again…..
The imagery of Humpty Dumpty was a colloquial term used in fifteenth century England describing someone who was obese. This has given rise to various, but inaccurate, theories surrounding the identity of Humpty Dumpty….. I
will do my best to set the record straight once and for all…. as given to me by the Buttonwood Tree… and passed on by tree to tree to tree to find its way to me here in New Westminster in British Columbia Canada… Do trees like to talk or what..????
The History and Origins of Humpty Dumpty…… Obese Economics… commonly referred to as Greed
Humpty Dumpty is in fact the swindling traders and speculators of obese economics founded upon the famous Wall Street which runs through lower Manhattan and is globally known as the Manhattan Financial District. Home of the New York Stock Exchange or as some like to call
it…. “The Big Board”. and as of Sept 15 2008… History knows it as…”The Humpty Dumpty Board”… that fell on Wall Street…
In the late 18th century, there was a buttonwood tree at the foot of Wall Street under which traders and speculators would gather to trade informally. In 1792, the traders formalized their association with the Buttonwood Agreement. This was the origin of the Wall Street, the
historic site now known to offer numerous variate in toxic investments by financial institutions and corporations, and as such, has become a symbol of commerce and the American economy.
OR…..Surely you would not dare to believe that Humpty Dumpty was some other nonsense…. untruths spread by historians who believe
that Humpty Dumpty was in fact a large cannon used during the English Civil War ( 1642 – 1649) in the Siege of Colchester (13 Jun 1648 – 27 Aug 1648). Perpetuating such a silly notion that Colchester was strongly fortified by the Royalists and was laid to siege by the Parliamentarians (Roundheads). We all know that in 1648 the town of
Colchester was a walled town with a castle and several churches and was well protected by the fortified city wall. I mean….just because there was a huge Canon called Humpty Dumpty standing by St Mary’s Church immediately adjacent the city wall .. does not mean it is
So what if the historical events detailing the siege of Colchester are well documented and references to the cannon ( Humpty Dumpty) are as follows……..
….June 15th 1648 – St Mary’s Church is fortified and a large cannon is placed on the roof which was fired by ‘One-Eyed Jack Thompson’….that sounds so made up…!!!
….July 14th / July 15th 1648 – The Royalist fort within the walls at St Mary’s church is blown to pieces and their main cannon battery (Humpty Dumpty) is destroyed…. OK… well maybe there was a Canon called Humpty Dumpty… but just maybe..???
…August 28th 1648 – The Royalists lay down their arms, open the gates of Colchester and surrender to the Parliamentarians…..
Ok.. sothen what happened..???
A shot from a Parliamentary cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath Humpty Dumpty which caused the cannon to tumble to the ground. The Royalists, or Cavaliers, ‘all the King’s men’ attempted to raise
Humpty Dumpty on to another part of the wall. However, because the cannon , or Humpty Dumpty, was so heavy ‘ All the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again!’ This had a drastic consequence for the Royalists as the strategically important
town of Colchester fell to the Parliamentarians after a siege lasting eleven weeks. Earliest traceable publication 1810.
Thank you for reading, … may you find the Wisdom You Seek
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