(And no, this isn’t about AC/DC and Motörhead songs)
Okay I’ve read the info and understand where all the suits come from. I understand why a king would be an inclusion above the numbered cards and why he’d want his wife in there with him. But what exactly is a Jack? Is it an archaic (at least to me) term for a prince/duke/lord? That would make sense to keep the family together I suppose, but then what is an Ace? Is the Ace just a fancy “one”? It’s ranked higher than the King in many of the more popular games (I don’t consider sheepshead a “popular” game unless you’re from Wisconsin), and if a deck of cards is as medieval as I assume they are, then the Ace would represent God or Jesus or something? Help!