Adrian IV

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Adrian IV

(Biography) original name Nicholas Breakspear. ?1100–59, the only English pope (1154–59)


(or Hadrian) IV

(Nicholas Breakspear), c1100–59, pope 1154–59: the only English pope.
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In 1159, Pope Adrian IV, the only English pope, died.
In this document, Pope Adrian IV is confirming the rights of Askitill De Ridale (knight) to the property of Wittunes (Whitton) on the Kail Water in the Cheviot Hills, and Lilescleve (Lillesclive) which is about halfway between Jedburgh and Selkirk in Scotland.
At his election as Pope Adrian IV in 1154, disorder broke out in Rome as followers of a rival pope fought for their choice.