Humpty Dumpty, Paper Quilt, (Paper, Ink & Thread) 10" x 12" by Julie Mcintyre

Humpty Dumpty, Paper Quilt, (Paper, Ink & Thread) 10" x 12"

From The Bedtime Stories Series:  Humpty Dumpty was a colloquial term used in 15th Century England to describe someone who was obese.  In this rhyme, Humpty Dumpty may refer to the nickname of a huge cannon place by the Royalists onto the wall by St. Mary’s Church during the Siege of Colchester (June 13- August 27, 1648).  A shot from a Parliamentary cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath Humpty Dumpty which caused the cannon to tumble to the ground. The Royalist (All the King’s horses and all the King’s men...”) could not raise the canon, and the strategically important town of Colchester fell to the Parliamentarians.  The disabled canon foreshadowed  the end of the English Civil War (1642-1649) and the defeat of the Royalists.

Earliest known published account is 1810.
Quilt Pattern: Castle in the Air

$125.00 CAD