What playing card is called 'The Curse of Scotland?'
#9007. Asked by Maggie. (Dec 20 00 1:39 PM)
The NINE Of DIAMONDS. If you play cards, you may have heard of the nine of diamonds being referred to as 'the curse of Scotland'. It is called such, due to the infamous Massacre at Glencoe. John Dalrymple, son of the 1st Earl of Stair, was joint Secretary of State for Scotland to William of Orange and was one of the principal architects of this infamous event in Scotish history. The Dalrymple coat-of-arms has nine lozenges (diamonds) in its saltire so thus, the connection. refer--- http://home.mem.net/%7Edalrympl/Diamonds.html
Dec 20 00, 4:58 PM
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