• This could be a trick question. "Pope" refers to the head of the church, and is not the official title of the leader of the Roman Catholic Church (Pontificus Maximus). Other churches, such as the Orthodox Christian Church and Pomeranian Catholic Church also refer to their supreme religious leaders as "pope;" however, neither of those churches ever had a British leader, to my knowledge. The leader of the Anglican Church is the monarch of England, who, ironically, may be from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, etc. (commonwealth), but the Anglicans don't refer to their church leaders as "pope." Despite it potentially being a trick question, I'll go with Adrian IV, aka Nicholas Breakspear (no relation to William Shakespeare), who was the only Pontificus Maximus from England, as of 2021.

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