historical reference for val's sufferings

is there any historical reference to the narration that Valentine really suffered for religious persecution:
http://net-burst.net/love/secrets.htm

and in that case, why one this maryr was linked to love concept.. why not others.. what was specific about this case?

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anushahannaAsked:
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dbruntonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Probably the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Valentine is a good start.

Valentine's day seems to be blamed on Chaucer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day and the link talks about the Valentine being referred to as different from the Saint Valentine.

Note that the first wikipedia link talks about there being 14 different Valentines.
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anushahannaAuthor Commented:
thanks, dbrunton.
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