Postcards from the past: a selection of entries from our lockdown competition

Have you entered our new postcards from the past competition? We're posting a selection of the entries on this page each week – make sure to look out for yours!

Albert Einstein – by Oscar, 8, The New Forest

I am not enjoying lockdown because I do not work at any more. I don't have money to buy things for my inventions, but I also do like it because I can play my violin and piano in peace. I can't think of what to do after lockdown though. I will make an invention that will change the world. I hope you are doing okay? Albert Einstein | Oscar, 8, The New Forest
I am not enjoying lockdown because I do not work at any more. I don’t have money to buy things for my inventions, but I also do like it because I can play my violin and piano in peace. I can’t think of what to do after lockdown though. I will make an invention that will change the world. I hope you are doing okay? Albert Einstein | Oscar, 8, The New Forest

Harold Godwinson – by Sahaib, 12, Glasgow

I am in lockdown – pray for me! I am in a soggy tent in a muddy field in southern England. The nasty Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and my two-faced brother Tostig are raiding the north and I can't go and fight them. No matter how long it takes – even if I have to lose an eye – I will not let England be ruled by these vicious, vulgar Vikings. I am the God-appointed king! I am Harold Godwinson II of England! GOD SAVE ENGLAND! | Sahaib, 12, Glasgow
I am in lockdown – pray for me! I am in a soggy tent in a muddy field in southern England. The nasty Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and my two-faced brother Tostig are raiding the north and I can’t go and fight them. No matter how long it takes – even if I have to lose an eye – I will not let England be ruled by these vicious, vulgar Vikings. I am the God-appointed king! I am Harold Godwinson II of England! GOD SAVE ENGLAND! | Sahaib, 12, Glasgow

George III – by Thomas, 11, London

Thomas, 11, London
I can’t see any of my farms because of lockdown. It really annoys me because I can’t see any of my friends or children (they all decided to leave!). It’s just like when I lost America! At least I have Octavian for company. Peacocks! From HRH George III. PS: My doctor made some weird cures for me – like I need curing. | By Thomas, 11, London

Frida Kahlo – by Eva, 12, Cheshire

Eva, 12, Cheshire
My name is Frida Kahlo. I am 18 years old and I’m in lockdown after suffering from a horrific traffic accident. I have very painful injuries including a broken collarbone, ribs and pelvis. While recovering, instead of continuing my studies I took up painting – mainly pictures of myself – from my bed. To help pass the time I have been drawing pictures of my foot since it’s the only thing I can see on my bed. I use a mirror to help me paint when I do my self-portrait. It’s good fun and it takes my mind off the pain and being isolated. | By Eva, 12, Cheshire

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Winston Churchill – by Chloe, 11, Macclesfield

Chloe, 11, Macclesfield
It is Sir Winston Churchill talking. My current life in lockdown is making me very frustrated due to me not being able to meet my people. I can and will continue to make important decisions for our country. In lockdown I have been painting, which I love. Now we have to stay inside I am getting low on my daily cigars and am concerned I may have to give up smoking! | By Chloe, 11, Macclesfield

Mary Anning – by Ruby, 9, Bristol

I am quite missing the beach but I still have my dog, Tray, to play with. But that does not mean I can’t stop focussing on my fossil collection, working out which species they are. I’m excited to get back on the beach and start looking for fossils. The weather down in Lyme Regis is glorious today. The sun is out and the birds are chirping. It’s quite sad I can’t go out. Kind regards, Mary | By Ruby, 9, Bristol

Emmeline Pankhurst – by Harriet, 11, Bristol

Harriet, 11, Bristol
Ugh! It’s so tedious stuck in this stuffy prison cell while my past self dances through the streets doing what I was born to do. Were it not for coronavirus I would be freed tomorrow, once again able to wave my banner, shout my words of protest, and eventually claim my victory. This is not to say that I am unsupportive: my faded banner still flies from the rusty bars of my cell where I shelter from disease – and freedom. Your sincerely, Emmeline Pankhurst | By Harriet, 11, Bristol

Elizabeth I – by Caitlin, 12, Wiltshire

Caitlin, 12, Wiltshire
Dear people of the future, I am writing to give you some advice on makeup and to take care of yourselves as I hear there is a nasty virus going around. Facts: (1) Do not put poisonous makeup on. (2) Remember to brush your teeth because I never did so I died with black rotten teeth. (3) Don’t eat sugar – trust me, sugar did this to me and I regret it. Yours, Queen Elizabeth I | By Caitlin, 12, Wiltshire

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