One of the ancient legends has it that around 270 a Christian churchman fell out of favor with Roman Emperor Claudius
And they are thought to have killed Roman Emperor Claudius
No one knows how Saint Valentine came to be associated with this but according to legend; Valentine was a priest in the 3rd century Rome under Emperor Claudius
Davidson, Glasgow A Although there were several Roman saints called Valentine, St Valentine was a priest who was put to death by Emperor Claudius
II for marrying Christian couples around 270AD.
According to some sources, Valentine's Day is named after Saint Valentine who lived during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius
II in the late third century AD.
II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families so he outlawed marriage for young men - his crop of potential soldiers.
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, who has just over two lengths to make up on Silver Grecian, penalised 3lb for his victory that day.
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His widowed mother, Agrippina, convinced her uncle, Emperor Claudius
, to marry her and adopt Nero.
Other aspects of the story say that St Valentine served as a prie st during the reign of Emperor Claudius
Suetonius in his life of the emperor Claudius
(AD 41-54) say Jews at Rome rioted "at the instigation of Chrestus.
We have Emperor Claudius
II to thank for this so-called holiday.
THE EMPEROR CLAUDIUS
, AUTHOR OF EPIGRAMS IN A SUETONIUS' PASSAGE
The Emperor Claudius
and his successors were perfectly happy to stamp on political and economic independence, but on matters of religion they were pragmatic and permissive.
Agrippina, the niece of emperor Claudius
and mother of the infant Nero, enlists the aid of Epaphroditus, a young slave, in a plot to protect herself from a prophecy that her own son would murder her.