were ''the sheriffs men'' important in the middle ages?

the sheriffs soldiers/men in england in the middle ages? if the ''sheriffs men'' were important, why were they important? what roles and duties would they perform on average?

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  • 3 weeks ago
    Best answer

    Sherrifs were essentially officials who enforced the Law on a shire level -- collecting fines, taxes and more. So, they had their soldiers who were there to ensure that the "law" was obeyed, 

    Try: https://aprilmunday.wordpress.com/tag/medieval-she...

    and other pages there about much of medieval stuff

    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Their main role was to keep order in their area, and to collect taxes for the king.

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