King of spades
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Starting in the 15th century and continuing until the 19th, French playing card manufacturers assigned to each of the court cards names taken from history or mythology. In this context, the King of Spades was often known as King David or simply "David".
- "The Four King Truth" at the Urban Legends Reference Pages
- "Courts on playing cards", by David Madore, with illustrations of the Anglo-American and French court cards
- Coogan, M. A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible in its Context. (Oxford University Press: Oxford 2009), p. 209.