October 13, 1307, Templars were arrested in France
October 14, 1307Guillaume de Nogaret lists original accusations against Templars.
October 19, 1307 Hearings in Paris begin.
October 24, 1307, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Temple, confesses for the first time.
October 25, 1307, Jacques de Molay repeats his confession before the members of the University of Paris.
October 27, 1307, Pope Clement V expresses indignation at their arrests to Philip.
November 9, 1307, Confession of Hugues de Pairaud.
November 22, 1307, Jacques de Molay retracts his confession before the cardinal sent by the pope.
February 1308, Clement V suspends the inquisitors involved in the Templar affair.
August 17–20, 1308, Chinon parchment shows pardons for leadership of the Templars, including Jacques de Molay and Huges de Pairaud.
*Source for the majority of this timeline: Malcolm Barber, Trials p. 258 / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trials_of_the_Knights_Templar / Wikipedia
March 14, 1310, 127 Articles of accusation read to the Templars who are prepared to defend their order.
April 7, 131, Defense of the order led by Pierre de Bologna and Renaud de Provins.
May 12, 1310, 54 Templars were burned at the stake.
December 17, 1310, the remaining defenders were told that Peter of Bologna and Renaud de Provins had returned to their confessions and that Peter of Bologna had fled.
March 22, 1312, The Order of the Knights Templar is officially suppressed.
March 21, 1313, Hospitallers agree to pay Philip IV 200,000 livres tournois compensation.
March 18, 1314, Jacques de Molay and Geoffroi de Charney are burned at the stake as relapsed heretics.
After commissions of the Council of Vienne had reviewed all documents regarding the Templars, on March 22, 1312, Clement V issued the Papal bull Vox in excelso suppressing the Order of the Templars. In May 1312, by the bull Ad Providam, he provided that all assets of the Order of the Temple were to be given to Knights Hospitaller, to maintain the original purposes of the gifts to aid the Holy Land. It further made a distinction between Templars who remained unrepentant and those not found guilty of any crimes or who had been reconciled to the Church. Philip IV, however, confiscated a huge sum from them in "compensation" for the "costs" of the proceedings against the Templars. Also, in England, where inventories were made of Templar lands and assets, the papal order had no immediate effect. There were so many delays and stalling in handing over these lands that even as late as 1338, the Hospitaliers had only nominal control of former Templar lands.
Pope Clement V absolved 72 of the Knights Templar in July 1308 at Poitiers after hearing their confessions. However, King Philip still withheld access to the leaders of the Order and it was not until August 1308 that a papal commission was finally allowed to hear from them and also grant them absolution. The evidence of these hearings has been based on indirect evidence until the discovery of the Chinon parchment in September 2001 by Barbara Frale in the Vatican Archives. The document had been previously overlooked by Vatican researchers for some time due to its damaged condition and being misfiled, among other unrelated documents. The importance of the Chinon parchment is that it is an authentic copy under the seal of three of the cardinals sent by Clement V, Bérenger Frédol, Etienne de Suisy and Landolfo Brancacci, who were authorized to judge the Templars in his name. There was another account of the trials at Chinon, namely a second-hand report held in the French Chancery, described in the register of Pierre d'Étampes, which was the only available account up until the discovery of the original parchment (and its authentic copy) in the Vatican archives. A comparison between the two shows the French copy provides a somewhat different account of events at Chinon. The Chinon parchment shows the hearings were held by the Church only and that royal lawyers were not present, while the French document gives a different impression, that the official proceedings were held under the auspices of the Pope and the French king. Other discrepancies between the two lead to the conclusion that the French document was an indirect copy based on verbal accounts and not from having access to the original parchment. There is one unresolved question as to the chronology, however. In the bull Faciens misericordiam (showing mercy), Clement V announced to Philip IV that Jacques de Molay and the other Templar leaders were absolved and reconciled to the Church; and that any power to judge them again was reserved to the Pope alone. This bull was dated 12 August 1308, eight days before the hearings with these leaders were actually held. Whether this was an internal error in dating or the Pope was certain of the outcome before the hearings are not known and needs to be investigated further. While it remains less than clear as to what exactly happened at Chinon castle between August 17–20, 1308, further investigations may provide new answers