You will find below posts on Valentine’s Day. These include information on Candlemas, the Lupercalia, Februus, and Februarius. The month of February has one important Christian feast we have already discussed: Candlemas or la Chandeleur. I have updated some of these posts because my sources have been edited or rewritten. New information may have come to light. Charles d’Orléans is discussed in at least two of these posts. Charles d’Orléans is a famous poet, but he was a Prince of the Blood. He was captured at the Battle of Agincourt (25 October 1415) and was a prisoner in England for some 25 years.
Historiated (see above) first letters are quite common in illuminated manuscripts and incunables. Incunables are printed books containing spaces for enluminures. They are also called fifteeners (fifteenth century).
I attempted to copy these posts, but I do not know the Block Editor sufficiently.
- Charles d’Orléans: a Prince & a Poet (17 February 2015)
- St Valentine’s Day: Posts on Love Celebrated (14 February 2014)
- Le Roman de la Rose (3 March 2013)
- Chaucer on Valentine’s Day & the Art of Antonio Canova (15 February 2013)
- Pastorals: of Shepherds & Shepherdesses (14 February 2013)
- From Lupercalia to Valentine’s Day (12 February 2013)
- Charles d’Orléans: Portrait of an Unlikely Poet (17 February 2012)
- Valentine’s Day: Martyrs & Birds (14 February 2012)
- On Chaucer & St Valentine’s Day (14 February 2012)
- A Tapestry: The Lady & the Unicorn (6 February 2012)
- The Lady & the Unicorn: the Six Senses (6 February 2012)
Love to everyone 💕
© Micheline Walker
7 February 2021
Thank you Micheline, for your literary Valentine’s references 🙂
Nice men & boys choir 😊
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It’s difficult to believe that Valentine’s Day would generate such fine art. Thank you.😊