Sir Thomas Malory was born in approximately 1410 and is believed to have been a knight serving under the Earl of Warwick. For a few years he was a member of Parliament but ultimately spent several long terms in prison for a variety of crimes, including robbery and assault. He completed Le Morte d'Arthur, the first great English prose epic, in Newgate Prison around 1469-70, shortly before his death. The book was eventually published in 1485 by William Caxton, the first English printer. Keith Baines was born in London, England. He studied at private schools in London and Hampshire, at the Royal Academy of Music, and at University College, London. He fought in World War II, and after his discharge, he turned to his main interest, poetry. Mr. Baines's poems appeared in periodicals both in the United States and the United Kingdom. He died in 1986.