Princess Maude seems to have gained the upper hand having defeated King Stephen on the battlefield and taken him prisoner. Her brother, Gloucester, has been taken prisoner by the other side... See full summary »

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Princess Maude seems to have gained the upper hand having defeated King Stephen on the battlefield and taken him prisoner. Her brother, Gloucester, has been taken prisoner by the other side however and a prisoner exchange is arranged. It doesn't go well however and the self-styled Empress Maude and King Stephen are again at war. Philip's life is saved when his brother unexpectedly arrives in Lincoln. He manages to get access to the quarry to complete the cathedral and also a license to hold a market. Aliena's suggestion that they hold a fleece fair in direct competition with Shiring has tragic results. Jack and a jealous Alfred continue to fight and bicker and forces Tom to choose between them. Bishop Waleran reveals his true ambition. Written by garykmcd

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Seen from the top of the church, Kingsbridge is far too large for the town it is supposed to be. The filmmakers have portrayed Kingsbridge as big as what would have been a major city of the time. See more »

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Main Titles - The Pillars Of The Earth
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Written by Trevor Morris
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