Podcast: Chaucer, Waterfowl, & Valentine’s Day

The latest episode of The Secret History of Art podcast is now available. After the last two episodes covered famous religious forgeries (the Shroud of Turin and the James Ossuary), the latest episode discusses the bizarre and surprising history of Valentine’s Day, adapted from an article posted here.  Learn how Valentine’s Day became associated with romantic love–a historical oddity, considering it actually celebrates the execution day of one or more martyrs.  It’s all thanks to a popular poem by Chaucer, of “Canterbury Tales” fame.  You can listen to the free podcast, or subscribe, by clicking here.

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