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Teheuti: It seems a lot of people were using card-games for political/religious analogies during the early 16th century. In addition to these pictures, plus Hugh Latimer and Martin Luther, we can probably even include the card-playing paintings of Lucas van Leyden (beginning in 1508).
This political/religious analogy in card games reminds me of Rosannes' thoughts that the trump cards were possibly related to Good Goverment.
And there is also this thread that discusses the cards as possibly having a political/advertising function;

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