Today’s First Valentine and Some English Genealogy Redux is a repost from 2011 because – I admit it – I’m still catching up from being in Salt Lake City for a week. Part of a British Library exhibition on the evolution of the English language, the first known valentine is a love letter from a young woman to her fiancé. For the first time, the descendants of Margery Brews and her betrothed John Paston have been found through genealogy research. It’s a great article.
And for my readers from Sassy Jane, here’s a librarian Valentine just for you: