Interesting Fact # 1005 - Valentine Fact # 5 - Valentine's Day Gifts

The first recorded Valentine's Day gift was sent by the Duke of Orleans in 1415.

(After the battle of Agincourt he was captured and held prisoner in the Tower of London. There he composed a poem to his wife:-

Go Forth My Heart


Go forth, my hert, with my lady;
Loke that we spare no business
To serve her with such lowliness,
That ye get her grace and mercy.

Pray her of times prively
That she keep trewly her promise
Go forth, my hert, with my lady;
Loke that we spare no business
To serve her with such lowliness,
That ye get her grace and mercy.

I must as a hertless body
Abide alone in hevyness,
And ye shal do wel with your maistress pleasure
In plesans glad and mery.

Go forth, my hert, with my lady;
Loke that we spare no business
To serve her with such lowliness,
That ye get her grace and mercy.

!Note - They didn't have spell checkers in those days.)

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