Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

If all the hearts and flowers are making you a little sick, remember the reason for the season. Capital punishment, Roman-style.

An excerpt from the link below:
"When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Valentine was arrested and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. The sentence was carried out on February 14, on or about the year 270."

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