The skeletal hand of St Valentin is decorated with opulent rings and expensive garments. Each would have taken up to five years to dress back in the 16th century, with thousands of pounds of jewels, ... more 
The skeletal hand of St Valentin is decorated with opulent rings and expensive garments. Each would have taken up to five years to dress back in the 16th century, with thousands of pounds of jewels, silver and gold. They were renamed as saints, although none of them qualified for the title as the Catholic church requires saints to have been canonised. (REX/Paul Koudounaris/BNPS) less 
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