Queen cards of all four suits in a standard deck
Queen is a playing card with a picture of a queen on it. The usual rank of a queen is as if it were 12 (or 13), that is, between the King and the Jack, or Knight.
In the standard English playing card deck, legend states the Queen of Hearts is a representation of
Elizabeth of York, queen consort of Henry VII of England. Certainly the headdress the queen wears under her crown is of the Early Tudor era.
In contrast, French deck manufacturers traditionally assigned each court card a particular historical or mythological personage. The Queens in a French deck have traditionally assigned names as follows:
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Queen of Spades:
Athena Queen of Hearts:
Judith (Biblical figure) Queen of Diamonds:
Rachel (Biblical figure) Queen of Clubs: Argine (an
anagram of Regina, Latin for "queen")
See also [ edit ]
List of poker hand nicknames The
Queen of Hearts, a character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Heart Queen, Karen Mizuki's codename in
. JAKQ Dengekitai "
The Queen of Spades", a short story by Alexander Pushkin
, an opera by The Queen of Spades Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky based on Pushkin's story
Queen of Spades, the title used by Chibodee Crocket in the 1994 anime Mobile Fighter G Gundam
"Queen of Hearts", a Hank DeVito-written 1979 song by Dave Edmunds; the international hit version was released in 1981 by Juice Newton.
, a Queen of Hearts BBC TV play of 1985
, a villain from the 60s Marsha, Queen of Diamonds Batman TV series played by Carolyn Jones.
, Queen of Clubs: Ruby and Onyx , a remix album trilogy featuring singer-songwriter Diamond Editions Nadia Ali as the Queen of Clubs
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