During the reign of Richard I or Richard the Lionhearted, in 1195, the office of “Knights of Peace” was created through a Royal Proclamation. King Richard spent most of his life in the crusades and was probably its most notable commander especially in the Third Crusade.
It would be to some degree or extent fair to say that most of King Richard’s decisions were based on the canons of the Christian Church.
The office of the “Knights of Peace” was created to assist the sheriffs, who were tasked by the king to keep the peace in their respective shires or counties on behalf of the king and these sheriffs had some judicial authority and were give the duty of not only enforcing the law but were also empowered to deal with minor crimes.
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