“When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.” Rev. 8:1 (The First Four Trumpets, pg. 55).
“Mr. Daubuz regards the silence here referred to as a symbol of the liberty granted to the church in the time of Constantine…”
Albert Barnes, Notes on the New Testament, Explanatory and Practical: Revelation, p. 191.
The Roman empire did have peace for a short space of time commencing with the reign of Constantine up to the sounding of the first trumpet, as we will see.