Fun Fact: Who The Queens on Playing Cards Represent

Fun facts about playing cards

While the basis of queens on playing cards varied by country, time, and culture, France’s standard was Athena as the Queen of Spades, two biblical women and a generic anagram of queen to fill out of the other three. In England and America, it is believed that Elizabeth of York (wife of King Henry VII of England) was the inspiration for the queen of hearts.

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