Revisiting the Anglo-German antagonism

@inproceedings{Rueger2011RevisitingTA,
  title={Revisiting the Anglo-German antagonism},
  author={Jan Rueger},
  year={2011}
}
Why was it that the British and German peoples, who had never fought each other and whose traditions of political co-operation were reinforced by dynastic, cultural, religious and economic ties, drifted steadily apart in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and went to war against each other in 1914?