Austin Lane Poole
Poole came from an academic lineage, being the son of Reginald Lane Poole (archive keeper at Oxford University), the nephew of Stanley Lane Poole (professor of Arabic at Trinity College Dublin), and the grandson of Reginald Stuart Poole (professor of archaeology at Cambridge University).
Austin Poole studied at Magdalen College School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He later taught at Selwyn College, Cambridge and St John's College. He became a Fellow and subsequently President of the latter and was also a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.
Austin Poole contributed the third volume of the Oxford History of England, From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087–1216, published 1951. He also edited collections of poetry by Thomas Gray. He delivered the Ford Lectures in 1944.