"The Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992 provides an essential resource for the study of British history, society and culture in the 19th and 20th century. Punch remains very widely used in historical research and teaching, especially for its cartoons. While the satirical periodical has long been raided for its political cartoons, this resource allows these images to be placed in context and makes the rich material - including prose, parodies, parliamentary sketches, social satire and illustrations - more accessible than ever before. The interface is very clean and there are a number of ways to search and access the content. The digitised material not only includes scans of the content of Punch issues but also related material that falls outside the text proper, such as almanacks, seasonal numbers, advertising and so forth. Such material is often left out of digitisations, so it is welcome that it has been included here."

Dr Henry Miller
Lecturer Nineteenth-Century British History
The University of Manchester, UK