Ten things you never knew about peace

3. According to the Global Peace Index 2018, the global level of peace has gone down by 0.27 per cent in the last year and 2.38 per cent since 2008.

4. Iceland has been the most peaceful country in the world since 2008; Syria has been the least peaceful for the past five years.

5. The UK is in 57th place in the Peace Index, just behind Qatar but ahead of Montenegro.

6. The only film with “Peace” in the title to win an Oscar was a Russian film of War And Peace in 1968. Ten films with “War” in the title have won Oscars.

7. “There never was a good war or a bad peace.” (Benjamin Franklin).

8. The Greek goddess of Peace was Eirene; her Roman equivalent was Pax.

9. The burglar and murderer Charles Frederick Peace was hanged in 1879. He was a good violinist and is mentioned in a Sherlock Holmes story.

10. “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.” (Psalm 37:37).