I am sick of love: A medieval Valentine

A shorter version of this blog post originally appeared on the University of Northampton news page for Valentine's Day. Fountain pen writing the word "Love" on paper. Photo by John Jennings on Unsplash Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is a holiday that’s hard to escape. But you might be surprised to learn it... Continue Reading →

My Right Well-beloved Valentine

Lecturer in History Dr Rachel Moss gives us a peek at the first known Valentine's letter written in English. This post first appeared in a slightly adapted format on her blog. Every few years an enterprising reporter does a bit of googling and stumbles across the letter from Margery Brews to her suitor John Paston,... Continue Reading →

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