Events: The Shroud is kept in the treasury of the Cathedral of St Eusebius in Vercelli.
Events: Geoffrey de Charny dies at the hands of the English at the Battle of Poitiers, heroically defending his king.
Events: Joan de Vergy, the widow of Geoffrey, appeals to the Regent of France to update the donations previously made to her husband in favour of her infant son, Geoffrey II de Charny.
Events: A positive response to Joan’s appeal, although due to France’s disastrous economic situation the real value of the donations is uncertain.
Events: The canons of Lirey organise the first public display of the entire Shroud. The relic attracts large crowds of pilgrims; among the devotional items sold to pilgrims are special commemorative medallions with the Shroud and the de Charny and de Vergy coats of arms (a copy is in the Read more…
Events: The display of the Shroud in Bourg-en-Bresse for Archduke Philip of Flanders on an altar in one of the great halls of the ducal palace.
Events: Pope Julius II declares 4 May as the annual Feast of the Holy Shroud. Presumably, the Holy Shroud displays are held every year on this day. Comment: Chambéry becomes the permanent storage place for the Shroud.
Events: Laurent de Gorrevod, Governor of Bourg-en-Bresse, brings to Chambéry a new reliquary for the Shroud, a gift of Margaret of Austria.
Events: King Francis I of France arrives in Chambéry to venerate the Shroud after the victory at Marignano.
Events: Display of the Shroud on the walls of Chambéry Castle in honour of Cardinal Aragon.