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Happy Valentine’s Day, with much love from me to all of you out there who visit this site and follow my posts! Check out the history of Valentine’s Day here: it may go back to the Roman Lupercalia, or to medieval Islam, but it *definitely* goes back to the European late Middle Ages.

This is the world’s oldest definite Valentine – click on the history link to find out about it!

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A Valentine from Charles, duke of Orleans, to his wife in 1415 AD

And an original bonus cartoon, too!