In BGTW, my mission was to launch a long investigation into British history, from the early 19th century to the First World War, to ascertain how Britain changed, who changed it, and critically why the decision was made the enter into the War to End All Wars. You may think it's a story you know already, but as we've so often made clear in this podcast - to get to the heart of a story, we have to go back to the beginning. Here I try to do that. Because of its length and ambitious size, we will be covering everything from the Scramble for Africa, to the Rise and Fall of the Disraeli/Gladstone rivalry, to the foundation of key British political systems, to the Eastern Question, to the manipulation of British foreign commitments, to naval races. All in an effort to gain a more accurate answer of why British history progressed as it did. This is an ongoing project, divided meticulously into different sections, parts and chapters for the sake of coherent listening and structure. If you have any questions about how I do what I do here, do not hesitate to contact me through the usual channels, but otherwise, I hope you will enjoy the journey as we slowly (very slowly) burn our way towards our destination.