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Good King Wenceslas
Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, who lived in the 10th century is patron Saint of the Czech people and the Czech Republic. He is best known in the English-speaking world because of the Christmas carol named after him.
In the carol, the king goes out to give alms to a poor peasant that he saw on Saint Stephen's Day (December 26th). In the journey to the peasant's dwelling, the kings' page struggles against the cold weather, but is assisted by the king who provides a miracle of warmth via the footprints that he has left in the snow.
The tune of the carol dates back to the 13th century, and the English lyrics were written by Reverend John Mason Neale in the 1850s.
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