England's long poetic tradition can be traced back to the epic long poem "Beowulf." This program shows how the English language transitioned from Old English to Middle English and finally to the rich and brilliant words of the Romantic Era. Poets examined include Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, John Milton, Robert Burns, Lord Byron, William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats. Part of the "Great Poets of the World" series. Please note this title contains mature themes.