B. A. Egerton attended the City of Norwich Grammar School, UK, following which he became eligible for compulsory National Service, which he extended to 12 years in the Royal Air Force. He subsequently used his electronics training and qualifications to enter and progress in the field of computer technology. After this, he obtained a place at the University of East Anglia to read History and in 2005 gained an honours degree. Following further research, he developed a course entitled ‘Britain in Conflict’, which he presented to adult education classes. He has since increased the breadth of his research to include Great Britain’s role in world affairs since its formation by the Act of Union between England and Scotland in 1807. In 2018, he was elected to membership of the Royal Historical Society.