Who Was Saint Valentine?

There are three stories surrounding who the 14th February St Valentine was:

During Roman times Emperor Claudius thought that single unmarried men made better soldiers, so he made marriage illegal for his men. In the 3rd Century a priest called Valentinus, often called Valentine, would secretly marry the soldiers and their sweethearts. Unfortunately he was discovered and was executed.

A man called Valentine would help imprisoned Christians escape from Roman prisons where they were held for having Christian beliefs or celebrating Christianity in public. He was killed during one escape attempt.

Another man called Valentine was a prisoner who fell in love with one of his jailor's daughters who would visit him. He wrote to the young girl from his cell just before his death. He had signed his letter "From your Valentine".

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