That day he also writes to other relevant individuals, asking them to ensure that his orders are obeyed.
Due to danger from marauding bands, the Lirey canons hand over the Shroud to Humbert for safe-keeping.
Within a month his widow, Jeanne de Vergy, appeals to the Regent of France to pass the financial grants, formerly made to Geoffrey, on to his son, Geoffrey II. The Shroud remains in the de Charny family's possession.
A letter signed by King Charles VI of France orders the bailiff of Troyes to seize the Shroud at Lirey and deposit it in another of Troyes' churches pending his further decision about its disposition.
A completely detailed Shroud chronology can be found in the 1998 book titled "The Blood and the Shroud," by Ian Wilson, that includes the earlier, more speculative and "circumstantial" material as well.
(It is available directly from via the Books section of the Website Store page of this site).
The Century Navigator links will take you to the first event in the list for the specific century you selected.The bailiff of Troyes reports that on his going to the Lirey church, the dean protested that he did not have the key to the treasury where the Shroud was kept.After a prolonged argument, the bailiff seals the treasury's doors so that the Shroud cannot be spirited away.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.