Clement VII writes to Bishop d'Arcis, ordering him to keep silent on the Shroud, under threat of excommunication.
On the same date Clement writes a letter to Geoffrey II de Charny apparently restating the conditions under which expositions could be allowed.
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.
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.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.(This is the first surviving document to record that the Shroud has become Savoy property) The accord specifically notes that the Shroud had been given to the church of Lirey by Geoffrey de Charny, lord of Savoisy and Lirey, and that it had then been transferred to Duke Louis by Margaret de Charny. Just over two decades later a chronicle of Savoy will record his acquisition of the Shroud as his greatest achievement.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.
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.