The cards are stacking against Frederick in the far future, but that’s not the only crisis brewing. When we last left William S. Gilbert in 1871, the statue of Oliver Cromwell had convinced him that the quickest path to bureaucratic promotion lay in blowing up Ireland, and hinted that there was one man who could help him do it. Did a nation survive a famine only to be blown up by a lyricist? Find out in Episode 191: Chemistry During Wartime!

– The Count and Geoff