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This Week in History: 14 February 278 AD The beheading of Saint Valentine

Valentine’s Day is renowned for being a celebration of romantic love, but its history is  strangely rooted in violent dictatorship. This day commemorates  St Valentine, a high priest in Rome who was executed on February 14, 278 AD, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II: Claudius the Cruel. Claudius often faced a military deficit due […]