1) Who was the legendary Benedictine monk who invented champagne? 2) Which was Shakespeare’s most romantic play? 3) What kind of flowers are traditionally given to symbolize love? 4) What other gift sometimes accompanies a bouquet of red roses? 5) What was first created by Pope Gelasius in 500 AD, then deleted from the Roman Calendar of Saints by Pope Paul Vl in 1969? 6) ‘Valentine’ was the name given to which kind of early Christian? 7) What day is Valentine’s Day held on? 8) According to the Legenda Aurea, or The Golden Legend, a fictional work written by Jacobus de Voragine around 1260 AD, who wrote the very first Valentine’s message on the eve of his execution? 9) Who did the fictional St Valentine send his message to? 10) What had St Valentine allegedly done for his jailer’s daughter? 11) What was this fictional St Valentine being executed for? 12) As well as being the unofficial patron saint of love, what occupation is St Valentine also believed to be the patron of? 13) The British Museum holds a letter believed to be the oldest valentine still in existence. Who wrote it? Charles d’Orléans, captured by the English at Agincourt, and then kept prisoner for the next twenty-five years. He passed his time writing sorrowful poetry, including the St. Valentine’s Day letter that describes his sadness at being parted from his love. 14) Today we associate love with the heart, but this wasn’t always the case. In medieval times, which internal organ was believed to cause love?
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Dom Perignon. Romeo and Juliet. Red roses. Chocolates. St Valentine’s Day. Martyrs. February 14th. St Valentine. The daughter of his jailer. Cured her blindness. Performing marriages in secret, against the wishes of the emperor. Bee keepers Charles d’Orléans, captured by the English at Agincourt, and then kept prisoner for the next twenty-five years. He passed his time writing sorrowful poetry, including the St. Valentine’s Day letter that describes his sadness at being parted from his love. The liver.
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