He keeps it in his castle of Montfort near Montbard. Hippolyte sur Doubs, in the chapel called des Buessarts.According to seventeenth century chroniclers annual expositions of the Shroud are held at this time in a meadow on the banks of the river Doubs called the Pré du Seigneur.
The Hundred Year War had been raging between France and England for over eleven years and the Black Death had just finished ravaging most of Europe when Geoffrey de Charny, a French knight, writes to Pope Clement VI reporting his intention to build a church at Lirey, France. Mary of Lirey church to honor the Holy Trinity who answered his prayers for a miraculous escape while a prisoner of the English.
He is also already in possession of the Shroud, which some believe he acquired in Constantinople.
I wish to include a special note of thanks to Ian Wilson for providing his detailed chronology of Shroud history (circa 1996) as the basis for this page and allowing me to share it with you on this website.
Ian is a highly respected Shroud researcher and noted author.
A unique surviving specimen can still be found today at the Cluny Museum in Paris.
Reportedly, Bishop Henri refused to believe the Shroud could be genuine and ordered the expositions halted. Geoffrey de Charny is killed by the English at the Battle of Poitiers, during a last stand in which he valiantly defends his king.
According to the "D'Arcis Memorandum", written more than thirty years later, the first known expositions of the Shroud are held in Lirey at around this time.
Large crowds of pilgrims are attracted and special souvenir medallions are struck.
Margaret de Charny's half-brother Charles de Noyers negotiates compensation to the Lirey canons for their loss of the Shroud, which they specifically recognize they will not now recover. By an accord drawn up in Paris, Duke Louis I of Savoy agrees to pay the Lirey canons an annual rent, to be drawn from the revenues of the castle of Gaillard, near Geneva, as compensation for their loss of the Shroud.