7 ways to say “I love you” in medieval Europe

In medieval Europe, young lovers used all manner of media to declare their passion for one another – from exquisite French songbooks to lowly pieces of cattle bone. On Valentine's Day, Kimberley-Joy Knight introduces seven tokens of love from the Middle Ages...

Anonymous engraving, master of the garden of love, 15th century, France, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale. (Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)

This article was first published in the February 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine.


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