The history of a romantic tradition

That we celebrate the life of a third century Christian martyr with a global exchange of cards and gifts can be laid at the door of 14th century spin doctor Geoffrey Chaucer.

5th February, 2011

That we celebrate the life of a third century Christian martyr with a global exchange of cards and gifts can be laid at the door of 14th century spin doctor Geoffrey Chaucer.

Facts concerning the life of Saint Valentine are disputed by scholars, but it is probably safe to say that Valentine was a kindly Roman cleric who conducted marriages between soldiers and their betrothed in defiance of Emperor Claudius II, who believed men without...

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