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Adrian IV [real name Nicholas Breakspear]locked

(d. 1159)
  • Jane E. Sayers


Adrian IV [real name Nicholas Breakspear] (d. 1159), pope, was the first and, so far, only Englishman to be elected pope. As such, a web of myth surrounds his origins, and no doubt much is later tradition woven at the great abbey of ...

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H. R. Luard, ed., , 7 vols., RS, 57 (1872–83)