After the French Revolution some games started to use the ace or 1 as the highest card which symbolized the lowest in society rising above the King.
Sources showing French sculpture venerating the Aces, provides anecdotal evidence, as well with the history of French cards being stripped of noble symbol, and then reinstated by Napoleon.
The practice of 'aces high' could have come before the French Revolution, however, and been adopted then due to the alignment with situation.
- Is there are usage of 'aces high' that predates the French Revolution?
- Is there any evidence that the practice of aces high has wide renown principally due to the French Revolution?