There’s been some misunderstanding about what I have been proposing these last 2 years, in the course of some 200 postings. That’s partly my fault – the underlying ideas have developed organically, with few summaries en route. End of self-flagellation: here’s a flow chart, hurriedly constructed in MS Paint, that I hope will allow folk to see that I am not proposing that a Templar was removed at half-time from the stake while still medium rare, and pressed into linen, to be later returned for complete combustion.
No, the TS was produced as tribute, memento, relic, call it what you wish in what an imaginative person considered the most appropriate art form – pyrography – scorching a heated Christ-like (commandeered bronze crucifix?) template of one of the victims (Jacques de Molay? Geoffroi de Charney?) into linen to produce a negative (light/dark reversed) image.
Who commissioned it? Maybe Geoffroi de Charny, Lord of Lirey, instigator of the hugely neglected Lirey Pilgrim’s badge, it bearing his and his wife’s coat-of-arms, and considered by genealogist Noel Currer-Briggs to have been the older De Charney’s nephew.
Should there be interest in this posting I may try adding some more words at a later date. But you know what they say about a picture (“worth a thousand words”). Let’s hope the same applies to flow charts.
Postscript: here is just one of the many curious features of the Lirey Pilgrim’s badge, on the “uninteresting” reverse side – a series of trellis patterns, interrupted by pattern-free strips:
See Mario Latenedresse’s explanation above image on left, i.e. that it is an attempt to show the herringbone weave of the Shroud. But the pattern shown is a trellis, and the front side of the badge DOES show the distinctive herringbone weave. So might the trellis pattern indicate something else, something quite different?
See my recent post ( not forgetting a much earlier one from 2013) for an entirely different explanation. The trellis is a plan view of the grid/grill used for mass execution of Templars, Paris, 1314, by slow-roasting. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.