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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 diplomatics at the University of Oxford, where he gave the Ford Lectures in 1912 on the subject of "The Exchequer in the Twelfth Century".[2][3] 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.[4]

He edited, among other works, with W. Hunt, Political History of England (twelve volumes, 1905–10).[5]

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. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Poole, Reginald Stuart s.v. Reginald Lane-Poole" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 73.
  2. ^ "Review of The Exchequer in the twelfth century by Reginald L. Poole". The Athenaeum (No. 4458): 375. 5 April 1913.
  3. ^ Poole, Reginald Lane (1912). The Exchequer in the twelfth century.
  4. ^ "Who's Who".
  5. ^ "POOLE, Reginald Lane". New International Encyclopedia. 19 (2 ed.). Dodd, Mead and Company. 1916. p. 41.

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