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Paris court card names

Modern Traditional King of Spades David King of Hearts Charles (possibly Charlemagne, or Charles VII, where Rachel would then be the pseudonym of his mistress, Agn├Ęs Sorel) King of Diamonds Julius Caesar King of Clubs Alexander the Great Queen of Spades Pallas Queen of Hearts Judith Queen of Diamonds Rachel (either biblical, historical (see Charles above), or mythical as a corruption of the Celtic Ragnel, relating to Lancelot below) Queen of Clubs Argine (possibly an anagram of regina, which is Latin for queen, or perhaps Argea, wife of Polybus and mother of Argus) Knave of Spades Ogier the Dane/Holger Danske (a knight of Charlemagne) Knave of Hearts La Hire (comrade-in-arms to Joan of Arc, and member of Charles VII‘s court) Knave of Diamonds Hector Knave of Clubs Judas Maccabeus, or Lancelot

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