Absurdly short reigns in royal history
Lady Jane Grey was deposed as Queen of England on this day in 1553
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You may think that the people who find themselves at the very top of society thanks to the random lottery of birth are extremely lucky. In the case of some kings and queens, that's true, but these folks barely made it out of the gate!
Whether due to illness, assassination, or simply not being interested, these monarchs never got the chance to distinguish themselves as leaders.
Click through the gallery to see which rulers had the shortest reigns in history.
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