Valentine’s Day: A look back to tragic love stories throughout history

Don't get too caught up in all the modern day commercialism...

On Valentine’s Day millions of people will buy cards and flowers for their loved one - some with more serious intent than others.

All of us who do, however, will be feeding the giant corporate monster that has somehow emerged from the saint’s day of a Christian martyr who wasn’t associated with romantic love in his time (and might even have been two separate people).

In case we get too caught up in all this modern day frippery and commercialism, it might do us good to contemplate the stories of some lovers form history whose tragic and intense relationships were a few notches above a couple of teddy bears and a heart on a folded piece of card...

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