- Date of birth: May 27, 1905
- Died: January 06, 1978
- Born: in Ruislip, Middlesex, England.
- Description: Jane Lane (1905 – 1978) was the pen name of Elaine Kidner Dakers, an English historical novelist and biographer distantly related to the Jane Lane who aided Charles II after his defeat at Worcester. She is best known for her books about the Stuart period and 18th century Scotland, written from a Catholic and Royalist perspective. A State of Mind is unique among her books, being set in a dystopian future.
The Tablet described her as "one of the few contemporary writers who excel both as novelists and historians."