MAP: Ep 13 – History of St. Valentine’s Day

Geoffrey ChaucerA short history of St. Valentine’s Day. Who is the real St Valentine? Why is the day linked to love and romance? Which medieval author can we thank for transforming Valentin’s Day into a day of love and romance? Find out how it all began and how it relates to the Middle Ages in this episode of the Medieval Archives Podcast.

Audio clips from:

Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Sonnet 18 by David Gilmour

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