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 influential newspapers of all time.

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

The packages below offer the current subscriptions per package (all prices include UK 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

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. 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 Star, Star on Sunday, Daily Worker/Morning Star, Church Times, The Watchman, the World War I & WWII package (that includes the WWII Fascist Week, Action, The Blackshirt, Yorkshire Post, South Eastern Gazette WWI).

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30 Day All-inclusive £16.00 Buy Now

*The Victorian South Eastern Gazette has to be ordered separately.

South Eastern Gazette

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!

Package Price
1 Year South Eastern Gazette £30.00 Buy Now

Supported by Kent Messenger Group and the 'Your Heritage Lottery Fund'.

Daily Express Personal

The Daily Express and Sunday Express titles.

Package Price
1 Year Daily Express £87.50 Buy Now

Star Personal

The Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday titles.

Package Price
1 Year Daily + Sunday Star £45.00 Buy Now

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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1 Year The Watchman £26.50 Buy Now

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. This is a Print & Digital subscription in the UK, digital only in the rest of the world

Package Price
1 Year Church Times £196.00 Buy Now

The complete Church Times archive is available free to all print and digital subscribers to Church Times.

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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1 Year Mosley Press £26.50 Buy Now

World War One (1914-1918) & World War Two (1933-1945)

This is the story of the World Wars, how they came about, how they were fought and how they finished, in the pages of a broad sweep of the contemporary press - Read all about World Wars One and Two, reported in the pages of the influential newspapers of the day. From Fleet Street's Daily Express to the Far Right newspapers of the Mosleyite Press and the Communist Party's Daily Worker. The role of Kent and its people, Britain's staging post in both wars as described in the pages of the South Eastern Gazette. The Yorkshire Post and the unique perspective of the The Church Times provide extra depth to the day-by-day accounts of all political views, from 1914 to 1918 and 1933 to 1945 follow Hitler's appointment as German Chancellor, the outbreak of war, the Blitz, the battles, the final peace and the Khaki Election that followed it.

Package Price
1 Year WWI & WWII £45.00 Buy Now

Daily Worker Morning Star Personal

Daily Worker 1930-1966 and Morning Star 1966-present (four weeks ago). The archive is being added-to constantly; check our home page for updates.

Package Price
1 Year Daily Worker Morning Star £84.00 Buy Now

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.