Good King Wenceslas

BY MARGARET ASHWORTH I have always thought that Good King Wenceslas was about a benevolent old gent trying to spread a little happiness. Wrong. According to the Guardian ‘it glorifies a patriarchal definition of charitable giving that belittles the value of a properly funded welfare state’. In the spirit of Christmas I will admit that the writer seems to have been joking (funny, isn’t it?) but it … Continue reading Good King Wenceslas