Truce of God
In 1040 the Church forbade the barons to make any attack on
each other between sunset on Wednesday and sunrise on the following
Monday, or upon any ecclesiastical fast or feast day. It also provided
that no man was to molest a labourer working in the fields, or to lay
hands on any implement of husbandry, on pain of excommunication. (See Peace Of God.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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