Elizabeth of York is the face of the Queen of Hearts: (MOST LIKELY) TRUE.
Sources agree that playing cards were invented in Europe in the late 14th century. In France the four suits—spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds—were invented some time around 1480. We don’t have the original playing cards used in the court of Henry VII but later copies show a queen who strongly resembled Elizabeth of York, particularly the Queen of Hearts with the pointed gable hood she wore. Indeed, the playing card queen looks like her even today. The story goes that his wife loved games, and so after she died, the grief-stricken Henry VII ordered that every playing card’s Queen of Hearts would show the face of Elizabeth of York.
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