Why is Humpty Dumpty portrayed as an egg
At no small expense to myself, I traveled to Engalnd recently and went to the Tower of London. There, one of the Yeoman of the Guard explained the history of the story Humpty Dumpty. It was a political ryme from the time of Richard the III. As anyone who knows British history or Shakespeare can tell you, Richard III was somewhat deforemed. In fact, he had a hunched back and so, Humpty Dumpty. After the fall of this kings army at Bosworth field, all his troops could not save him or his kingdom. ("A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!") He did in fact have the greatest of falls. This rhyme goes along with other rather sick rymes of England such as "Ring around the rosey (a sign of the black death or plaque) ....all fall down" . The idea of the egg was merely for Alice in Wonderland's use of the rhyme.