First valentines day dating

When Claudius II met Valentine, he was said to have been impressed by the dignity and conviction of the latter.However, Valentine refused to agree with the emperor regarding the ban on marriage.The kindly bishop Valentine also realized the injustice of the decree.He saw the trauma of young lovers who gave up all hopes of being united in marriage.Lack of quality administrators led to frequent civil strife.Education declined, taxation increased and trade witnessed a very bad time.

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While awaiting his sentence in prison, Valentine was approached by his jailor, Asterius.Naturally, more and more capable men were required to to be recruited as soldiers and officers to protect the nation from takeover.When Claudius became the emperor, he felt that married men were more emotionally attached to their families, and thus, will not make good soldiers. So he issued an edict forbidding marriage to assure quality soldiers.It is also said that the emperor tried to convert Valentine to the Roman gods but was unsuccesful in his efforts.Valentine refused to recognize Roman Gods and even attempted to convert the emperor, knowing the consequences fully.

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