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.


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

    1. 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

  2. Great stuff - I like your History.

    All the best Jan

  3. Interesting Adam. I didn't know that.

  4. Well at least one got in I guess

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