^ "The Four King Truth" at the Urban Legends Reference Pages ^ Cards in France ^ "Courts on playing cards", by David Madore, with illustrations of the Anglo-American and French court cards ^ It's in the Cards. List of poker hand nicknames The King of Hearts, a character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland King of Clubs, Paul Gilbert's 1998 album King of Hearts (musical) is a 1978 musical, based on the 1966 anti-war cult film. Other explanation below. Advertise . In the Rouennais pattern, the king of hearts is sometimes called the "suicide king" because he appears to be sticking his sword into his head. (Oxford University Press: Oxford 2009), p. A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible in its Context. ^ It's in the Cards. In a French deck, the court cards do have names. 1984.