Subscribing to History as it Happened

UKPressOnline gives you unparalleled access to one of the most-definitive resources of 20th and 21st Century* history available on the web. Covering 1835 to the present day, UKPressOnline offers you contemporary accounts, reports and opinion on everything from world politics to the latest fashions of the day, as told in the pages of some of the most-popular newspapers of all time, including the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror.

UKPressOnline subscriptions are designed primarily for Education and Library institutions on annual contract, but Personal access is also available by short-term, monthly and annual contract.

The packages below offer the current subscriptions per package (all prices include VAT at current rates, where applicable).

Prices are for a continuous period of access to the archive. During that time, you can search, view and print anything in that archive – for personal use only; any commercial use or republication has to be agreed in advance with the relevant publisher.

To discuss your own requirements please email

* The full Daily Mirror archive 1903-current is presently restricted to Education and Library institution users.

Higher Education and Further Education Access

Available Worldwide

Packages for Higher Education and Further Education are available directly through UKPressOnline or via JISC. Full details are available on the JISC website.

Non-UK Academic Institutions should contact for local price information.

Schools Access

Available Worldwide

Packages for schools are available. The World War II package is currently available free for the academic year 2014-15. For more information contact

Library Access

Available Worldwide

Public Library subscriptions allow UKPressOnline newspaper archives to be made available to library members on the library website using their library card. This makes 24/7 provision very easy to provide. To find out more please contact

Personal/Business Access

For personal subscriptions to UKPressOnline you can subscribe via PayPal. Please create/login to your account (registration is FREE) and use the 'add to cart' buttons available under 'Shop' from the top menu or alternatively 'My Account' then 'Upgrade Shop'.

All-inclusive Personal Package

Subscribers with a Personal Log In can have reduced-price access to all available titles and pages on UKPressOnline - the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Star on Sunday, Morning Star, Church Times, The Watchman, the South Eastern Gazette, the WWII package that includes the 1933-45 Daily Worker, Yorkshire Post, Fascist Week, Action, The Blackshirt and the Kent Messenger's 'Great War in Kent 1914-18' which includes the Kent Messenger and Herne Bay Press.

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*Personal access to the Mirror archive is currently restricted to 1903-1980.

The Great War in Kent

The role of Kent in the Great War. World War One as described in the pages of The Kent Messenger's newspapers from Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Gravesend, Herne Bay and across the surrounding region in the South Eastern Gazette.

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World War One: The War to End all Wars (1914-1918)

Read all about World War One, reported as it happened in the pages of two major national newspapers: The Daily Mirror and Daily Express; the newspapers of Kent (which was Britain's staging post for the War) and the unique perspective of the The Church Times. Covering all of 1914 to 1918 this archive presents much material which has been seen by only a few people in the last century!

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South Eastern Gazette

South Eastern Gazette (1852-1912)

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The South Eastern Gazette (1852-1912), formerly the Maidstone Gazette and a precursor of the Kent Messenger was a major regional title for the south-east of England, reporting on Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Greater London (South and East) and Essex!

Express Group Personal

The Express group contains the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday titles.

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Daily Express Personal

The Daily Express and Sunday Express titles.

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Star Personal

The Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday titles.

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Daily Mirror Personal

Personal access to the Mirror archive is currently restricted to 1903-1980.

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The Watchman

The Watchman (and Wesleyan Advertiser) 1835-1884; the first Methodist newspaper - launched in the aftermath of the (Wesleyan) Tolpuddle Martyrs - and the fore-runner of the Methodist Recorder.

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The Watchman started out in 1835 billed as a weekly journal of news, politics, religion and literature. It went on to become the Watchman and Wesleyan Advertiser in 1849 until it ceased publication at the end of 1884.

Church Times

Church Times 1863-present (four weeks ago)

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Mosley Press Personal

The complete archive of British Union of Fascists newspapers 1931-1940, includes Action, The Blackshirt and Fascist Week from launch until they were banned.

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WWII The Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Churchill (1933-1945)

This is the story of the War, how it came about, how it was fought and how it finished, in the pages of a broad sweep of the contemporary press - from Fleet Street's Daily Mirror and Daily Express to the Far Right newspapers of the Mosleyite Press.

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This now includes the Yorkshire Post and we have begun to add the Communist Party's Daily Worker. You can follow the day-by-day accounts of all political views, from Hitler's appointment as German Chancellor, the outbreak of war, the Blitz, the battles, the final peace and the Khaki Election that followed it.

Daily Worker Morning Star Personal

Daily Worker 1930-1966 and Morning Star 1966-present (four weeks ago)*.

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*The Daily Worker and Morning Star archive is under construction - currently 1930-1945 and 2000-present and is discounted to reflect the incomplete archive.

Personal-use accounts are for single-user access.

Business accounts, with multi user access by IP-recognition are available. For details, email or use the contact page.