lovers friend in Roman times
martyr for marriage
Claudius II, 270 AD didn’t want men to marry during wartime because he believed single men made better soldiers. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret wedding ceremonies. Valentine was jailed and then executed by order of the Emperor on February 14.
According to legend it was St. Valentine himself who sent the first valentine in the form of a letter to his jailer’s blind daughter with whom he had fallen in love. He penned a note to her and signed it ‘ From your Valentine’.
A haiku for dVerse
Valentine’s Day is my birthday:)
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