The bells are off to Rome during this solemn time remembering Jesus’ death. But they’ll be back on Easter! And bringing eggs and candy with them.
Bells in centuries past were often treated as humans themselves—they were baptized, named, and described as having “voices.” In this case from Imperial Russia, a bell was punished for centuries for its alleged crime.* It’s 1591 and Boris Godunov is keen on taking the throne of Russia. Tsar Fedor is considered weak in mind and […]