Happy Valentine's

The Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honour of the Christian martyr, Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on that date in AD 269. The celebration of Saint Valentine did not have any romantic connotations until Chaucer's poetry about "Valentines" in the 14th century which read "For this was on seynt Volantynys day, Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make". So now you know what to send your better half!