5/5 The story of how a desire for conquest became a mission to improve the rest of mankind.
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4/5 Jeremy travels to Jamaica, where sugar made plantation owners rich on the backs of slaves.
3/5 Jeremy continues by tracing the growth of a peculiarly British type of hero.
2/5 Jeremy continues by looking at how settlers spread the British way of doing things.
1/5 Jeremy Paxman finds out how a small island came to rule a quarter of the world.