― '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 have been many theories about the history of the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. ∙ In 15th century England, 'humpty dumpty' was the colloquial term for an obese person. ∙ Humpty Dumpty was always portrayed as an egg sitting on a wall and it is believed that this is because it was written as a riddle [...].