Why is ACE higher than King?
In some games, the king is the highest-ranked card; in others, the ace is higher. Aces began outranking kings around 1500 with Trappola being the earliest known game in which the aces were highest in all four suits.
What do card suits represent?
Some historians have suggested that suits in a deck were meant to represent the four classes of Medieval society. Cups and chalices (modern hearts) might have stood for the clergy; swords (spades) for the nobility or the military; coins (diamonds) for the merchants; and batons (clubs) for peasants.
What does the deck of cards represent?
It is said that each of the suits on a deck of cards in a card game represents the four major pillars of the economy in the Middle Ages: Hearts represented the Church, Spades represented the military, Clubs represented agriculture, and Diamonds represented the merchant class.
Why is there a jack in a deck of cards?
As early as the mid-16th century the card was known in England as the knave (meaning a male servant of royalty). The knave card had been called a jack as part of the terminology of the game All Fours since the 17th century, but this usage was considered common or low class.