Read all about it! The Daily Mail Historical Archive

A stack of newspapers and a mug of teaTry out the Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004 now! We currently have trial access until 19th December.

This resource gives access to news articles, advertisements and images from this popular British newspaper. The Daily Mail has often influenced government policy and national debate. It can be used to explore a range of subjects including:

  • The First World War
  • Women and gender – it had a women’s column from its earliest issues and introduced the first women’s supplement in 1968
  • Politics – in particular grassroots conservatism
  • Crime – sensational crime articles
  • Advertising – what can adverts tell us about contemporary society?

Access is available on-campus and off-campus.

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