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Pole, Reginald

(1500–58). RC theol.; b. Stourton Castle, Staffordshire, Eng.; educ. Oxford, Rome, Padua, Paris; Paul* III summoned him to confer on a gen. council, appointed him to a committee on reform, and made him cardinal 1536; opposed Henry* VIII's divorce proceedings against Catherine of Aragon; with G. Contarini* tried to conciliate the Prots.; one of 3 legates appointed to preside at the Council of Trent*; legate to Eng. 1553; abp. Canterbury 1557. See also Counter Reformation, 4, 5.


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