Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fact of the Day: English Pope

While England had remained Catholic until the reign of King Henry VIII, only one English person has become Pope from founding to the present-day. His name was Nicholas Breakspear and he took the name Pope Adrian IV. He was Pope from the years 1154-1159.

11 comments:

Christine said...

Interesting.

Kay said...

I'm sure the Catholics wouldn't have approved of Henry VIII anyway.

Huggybear said...

Being a reasonably good Catholic, Kay and certainly educated by the Private Catholic education department,
I never gave much thought to Fatty demented Henry and his exploits.
With some things now going on in the World of Politics, viz the USA elections I would consider Henry VIII a bloody saint.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Lowcarb team member said...

Great stuff - I like your History.

All the best Jan

Margaret D said...

Interesting Adam. I didn't know that.

Martha said...

Another interesting history lesson.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

He must have been quite a go-getter.

Moscow Blogger said...

Thanks for shearing)

Pat Hatt said...

Well at least one got in I guess

Dascha said...

That is interesting Adam!

xoxo

stephen Hayes said...

A short papacy for England's only pope. I wonder what this pope would have thought of Henry VIII making himself pope of England.