Reginald Lane Poole

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Reginald Lane Poole, FBA (1857–1939) was a British historian. He was Keeper of the Archives[1] and a lecturer in diplomacy at the University of Oxford, where he gave the Ford Lectures in 1912 on the subject of "The Exchequer in the Twelfth Century". Son of Edward Stanley Poole, the "Lane" in his surname comes from his paternal grandmother Sophia Lane Poole, author of An Englishwoman in Egypt (1844). He was the father of Austin Lane Poole (1889–1963), also a historian and Ford's Lecturer; the brother of the orientalist Stanley Lane-Poole; the nephew of Reginald Stuart Poole; and the great-nephew of Edward William Lane.[2]

He edited, among other works, with W. Hunt, Political History of England (twelve volumes, 1905–10). New International Encyclopedia

His works include:

  • History of the Huguenots of the Dispersion (1880)
  • Illustrations of the History of Modern Thought (1884)
  • Wycliffe and Movements for Reform (1889)
  • Historical Atlas of Modern Europe (1897–1902)
  • Lectures on the History of the Papal Chancery (1915)


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Poole, Reginald Stuart s.v. Reginald Lane-Poole". Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 73. 
  2. ^ "Who's Who". 

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