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

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Boudicca – by Olivia, 8, Sunderland

Olivia, 8, Sunderland
Dear BBC History Revealed. The Iceni tribe shall not stand for your lockdown. We will rebel against this Covid-19!!! Weather remains fine. Wish you were here. Queen Boudicca | By Olivia, 8, Sunderland

Anne Frank – by Ivy, 13, Cheshire

Ivy, 13, Cheshire
My name is Anne Frank. I have been in lockdown in my father’s office for five months now. The rules compared to home are completely different, we have to talk softly and tiptoe around the secret annexe (where we are hiding) at all times. I desperately long to go outside to the beach with Margot and go to school with my friends. If I were outside I would have a sense of freedom in me but for now I write to you. Anne. PS: (Try writing a diary it helps) | By Ivy, 13, Cheshire

Anne Boleyn – by Aleena, 12, Glasgow

Aleena, 12, Glasgow
I am currently in lockdown in the Tower of London. The virus has taken over England and my husband, Henry, has accused me of witchcraft. He thinks I brought the virus to England as revenge. I am truly hurt by this and I hope and pray they don’t find me guilty. Everyday I lose my strength and ambition of being freed. I know death is near and my suffering will end soon. Queen Anne Boleyn | By Aleena, 12, Glasgow

Florence Nightingale – by Eva, 12, Wiltshire

To my future generations, I heard of your coronavirus issues and I can't help but wish I was there to help. (Although I cannot guarantee I would be of any use). Even though you may be struggling with the virus, you should still feel lucky that you are not living in the Crimean War like I was. Yours, Florence Nightingale | By Eva, 12, Wiltshire
To my future generations, I heard of your coronavirus issues and I can’t help but wish I was there to help. (Although I cannot guarantee I would be of any use). Even though you may be struggling with the virus, you should still feel lucky that you are not living in the Crimean War like I was. Yours, Florence Nightingale | By Eva, 12, Wiltshire

Roman soldier – by Rafsan, 8, London

Rafsan, 8, London
I am bored of lockdown so I keep on looking up “stuff to do at home” but none of them is FUN! I’m just sad that I can’t make any more concrete. My birthday is in a few weeks and I have to make concrete. Love from the dearest Romans. (Is it still stone age? I know you’re thinking how can I look it up in the stone age? On my stone computer.) | By Rafsan, 8, London

Emmeline Pankhurst – by Rosie, 9, East Sussex

Rosie, age 9, East Sussex
Hello! Emmeline Pankhurst here, I hope you are well? Keeping busy with reading of course! This lockdown only highlights the plight of women, it feels like prison! Lots of new politics in the world. I feel desperate to keep main focus on women’s empowerment. This crisis has hit us all hard. Stay strong! Emmeline Pankhurst | By Rosie, 9, East Sussex

Queen Victoria – by Rosie, 10, Wiltshire

Rosie, 10, Wiltshire
To everyone in 2020. I am sorry to hear about your lockdown, it sounds like a true pain. I am terribly glad I am not part of it. In case you were wondering (which you should have been) I am writing to you from my house in Osborne, which I am delighted to be in with my family. We come here very frequently and love spending time at the seaside. It is a true pity you and your family members can’t join us. Yours, Queen Victoria | By Rosie, 10, Wiltshire

Boudica – by Adelaide, 6, Bristol

Adelaide, age 6, Bristol
To Prasutagus, in lockdown I am making new and shiny weapons, from Boudicca | By Adelaide, age 6, Bristol

Henry VIII – by Caitlyn, 12, Kingston-upon-Thames

Caitlyn, 12, Kingston-upon-Thames
This lockdown has unleashed an ultimate boredom upon thou’s castle. Thee cannot joust or dance with thou’s friends. Mary has given thou a headache with all her crying. Thou wishes she would stop. Thou has wished hard enough for a boy but thou’s mistress has failed to give. Thou hopes this will be over soon so thou can look for a new mistress to hopefully give me a male heir to take over the throne once I pass. | By Caitlyn, 12, Kingston-upon-Thames

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