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House of Breakspeare - Pope Adrian IV

Pope Adrian IV (Latin: Adrianus IV; c. 1100 – 1 September 1159), born Nicholas Breakspear, was pope from 4 December 1154 to his death in 1159.
Adrian IV is the only Englishman to have occupied the papal throne.[1][2] It is generally believed that he was born in Bedmond[3][4] in the parish of Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire and received his early education at the Abbey School, St Albans. Nicholas' father was Robert, who later became a monk at St Albans.[9] Nicholas himself, however, was refused admission to the monastery, being told by the abbot to "wait to go on with his schooling so that he might be considered more suitable"