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Deck of Cards

Posted by Q on March 20, 2001

This is not exactly a phrase question but of an origin.
Someone told me that in a deck of cards, the Jack's, Queens and Kings were actual reigning people at one time from ie: England, France, Spain and the 4 symbols (Heart,club,spade,diamond)represent something about them.
I feel as though there may be a portion of truth here.