150 – Decline of the Savoy and the Holy Shroud of Turin (1451 – 1490)

We go back to the north west to visit with Piedmont and the house of Savoy to take them out of the 15th century as they go through a period of decline with the rising power of France threatening their independence. It is in this period, in 1553, that the Savoy acquire the Holy Shroud, which was supposed to have been the burial cloth of Jesus Christ himself… or was it just one of histories most elaborate middle aged hoaxes by the genius Leonardo Da Vinci?

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