On This Day: 1154: The only Englishman ever to become Pope, Nicholas Breakspear
, became Adrian IV.
Christopher Egger discusses the career of Nicholas Breakspear
as an Augustinian canon at St.
, born in the 12th Century, was the first English what?
THE ONLY ENGLISHMAN ever to be Pope, Nicholas Breakspear
spent most of his life outside England.
1154: Nicholas Breakspear
became the only Englishman to be elected Pope: Breakspear was born at Bedmond Farm in Abbot's Langley, Hertfordshire, around 1100.
How did the Englishman Nicholas Breakspear
achieve fame in 1154?
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In what way is the 12th century cleric Nicholas Breakspear
Onthisday 1154: Nicholas Breakspear
became the only English Pope - as Adrian IV.