December 3, 1154 – Pope Adrian IV

Guess how many popes were English? A grand total of 1: Pope Adrian IV who was elected on December 3, 1154. He was born Nicholas Breakspear in St. Albans, England (pictured here) and issued a Papal order (called a bull) telling the King of England to invade Ireland so the Irish can be a part of the church of Rome.

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