Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly do you deliver?

We aim to deliver all physical products within 28 days from point of order. Unless told otherwise you should expect to receive the first issue of a subscription within 28 days. Online subscriptions (excluding institutional subscriptions) purchased on the website will be activated immediately.

For any queries regarding an order, please contact the subscriptions department.

What is your refund / returns policy?

You can cancel your subscription to the print magazine at any time during its term and we will send you a full refund for any unmailed copies less a £5 administration fee.

Why can't I see full text when I have paid for an online subscription?

If you paid online, you will need to register your subscription first. This can be done by completing the form on this page. Ensure you register with the name and email address that you bought the subscription with.

If you have sent in an order or phoned with payment, it may not yet have been processed. We will contact you by email when your online subscription is active.

If you are experiencing another type of error, please contact us.

How can institutions access the online archive?

Online institutional access to our archive is available via two methods: Multiple Login and IP Access.

Multiple Login access requires users to obtain a username and password combination from the institutional administrator/library desk before logging on to gain access to the archive. IP Access allows users from a subscribing institution to be automatically logged on when they visit the website. This is done using a specified IP address / range supplied to us. Institutions may specify as many IP addresses/ranges as required. IP ranges can be sent to

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Do you offer student subscriptions?

UK students receive discounts on History Today print subscriptions. Proof of current student ID is necessary. Please refer to the Student Subscription Page for more details.

I subscribe to the print edition. How do I access the online archive?

Current print subscribers do not automatically receive an online subscription to the History Today archive.

However, a special upgrade price is available. Visit our online shop for more details.

What is the digital edition?

The digital edition, also referred to as the History Today App, is a version of the monthly magazine designed to be read on iPad, Kindle Fire, Android and other tablets, a smartphone or PC / Mac. See here for more details, including information about how to purchase it.

Do print subscribers receive the digital edition?

Print subscribers are currently eligible to receive the digital edition free of charge. Instructions can be found on this page.

Can I get permission to reuse History Today or History Review material?

All materials on this site are copyright of History Today Ltd, unless otherwise stated. Upon purchase, they may be downloaded and printed out, but not reproduced or sold in any form, without permission.

For permission to reprint articles, write to:

Copyright Manager,
History Today,
2nd Floor
9 Staple Inn
United Kingdom

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The content on this site, and all associated media, may not be reproduced or distributed and is meant for personal consumption. The copyright, database rights and all other intellectual property rights belong to History Today Ltd.

Changes to the Website

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History Today Ltd. excludes all warranties, implied or otherwise, relating to this site or any of the associated subdomains or associated media. History Today Ltd. does not guarantee that the information on these websites is accurate, up-to-date or suitable for any particular purpose. History Today Ltd. shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered as the result of the use of or any of the associated sites.

What are the entry terms for competitions?

1. This prize draw is open to residents of the UK, 18 years or over, except employees of History Today Limited their associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, and their families, agents or anyone else professionally associated with the draw.

2. Details regarding how to enter as published form part of the terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

3. Only one entry per person. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. The winner(s) will be drawn at random from all entries received by the closing date. If winning is dependent on answering a question correctly, then the winner(s) will be drawn at random from all correct entries received.

4. All entries must be received by the published closing date.

5. The winner(s) will be notified by email, telephone or letter and their name and the name of the county where they live may be published. The winner(s) will be notified within seven days of the published closing date of the prize draw. The name and county of the winner(s) may be disclosed to anyone who writes within one month after the published closing date, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to History Today Ltd, 2nd Floor, 9 Staple Inn, London WC1V 9DT, United Kingdom. The prize will be delivered to the winner's home address within 28 days of notification, unless the winner is notified otherwise. Prizes will not be awarded as a result of improper actions by or on behalf of contestants, illegal or otherwise.

6. The prizes as published are available on the date of publication. The prize is subject to availability and to any published restrictions. All prizes are non transferable and there are no cash alternatives.

7. The winner may be required to participate in publicity. Note that by entering into this competition you agree to have your name released as the winner, should you be drawn as a winner of the prize.

8. Events may occur that render the prize draw itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.

9. English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail. The Promoter is The Publisher, History Today Limited, 9 Staple Inn, London WC1V 9DT, United Kingdom.

Reviewed and updated: 27 November 2017.