Thursday, December 9, 2010

CARD FORTUNE TELLING by BY CHARLES PLATT




IT is a very popular belief that cards were invented  in order to amuse King Charles VI of France, at  a time when that monarch was mentally unstable. This  legend, however, like so many pretty stories of the past,  has no foundation in fact, as cards were known long  before the mad monarch's days.

It is true that a court miniature painter, named Gringonneur,  did paint or originate some cards which he  introduced to the King, but cards were first used in the  East in very ancient days, and it is a curious fact that  the other great world-popular indoor game. Chess, also  originated in the East, and is still played to-day by means  of a pack of cards.
















Link :

No comments:

Post a Comment