Illustrated London News Historical Archive (1842-2003)
News sources

Regarded as the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, the Illustrated London News is a pictorial chronicle of Britain and world events. It covered news of war, disasters, ceremonies, politics, sports, travel, transportation, science and medicine and even fashion. Every page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable.


Public note

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Content type

News sources



Open access



English - General, History, History - Europe & the United Kingdom