The year of the three kings
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The year of the three kings may refer to :
- 1066: Harold Godwinson succeeded Edward the Confessor as King of England, but was ousted by William the Conqueror.
- 1483: Edward IV was succeeded by his son Edward V who was in turn displaced by his uncle Richard III
- 1888: The Year of the Three Emperors in Germany. Wilhelm I of Germany was succeeded by Frederich III, who died and was succeeded by Wilhelm II
- 1936: Edward VIII abdication crisis: Edward succeeded his father, George V, as King of the UK and British Dominions in late January, but abdicated in favour of his brother, George VI in December that year.
- See list of shortest-reigning monarchs for other kings who reigned for only part of a calendar year
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