History: Truce and Peace of God

Posted on Sun 26 November 2023 in history

In the eleventh century the Catholic church instituted the Peace of God to stop knights from constantly battling each other and especially to stop them from hurting and killing noncombatant persons such as clergy, the poor, merchants and women. The church urged knights to take an oath of respect for holy centers. The Truce of God was instituted by the church to prevent bloodshed on the sabbath and primary feast days.