Memoria Press' Poetry, Prose & Drama - The British Tradition, Book 1 - The Old English & Medieval Peridos (449-1485 AD) anthology will introduce students to a variety of poetic styles including epic, elegy, riddle, history, lyric, dream, allegory, and ballads. Through the exploration of these poems students will come to a deeper understanding of the literature of the warrior, the priest, the feudal system, the importance of the Norman conquest, the medieval church, and the common people. This anthology contains introductory readings that provide background information and historical context for the works as well as short introductions for each poem. 133 pages, softcover. Grades 8 & up.