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Princess Maude seems to have gained the upper hand having defeated King Stephen on the battlefield and taken him prisoner. However, her brother, Gloucester, has been taken prisoner by the other side, and a prisoner exchange is arranged. It doesn't go well 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 force Tom to choose between them. Bishop Waleran reveals his true ambition. Written by garykmcd

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Matilda tells her son Henry (the future Henry II) that she is now Empress because "I rechristened myself this morning. One day you will be Emperor". In fact, she had legitimately acquired the title Empress nearly 30 years prior, when she married the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V in 1114 and ruled the Empire with him until his death in 1125. See more »

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Philip: God wants you, Jack. Of that, I'm certain. He saved your life. He speaks to you through your art, as clearly as he spoke to Augustine, Gregory, all his artist-saints. The question is this: do you want God? It's a simple choice, not an easy one.
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Main Titles - The Pillars Of The Earth
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Written by Trevor Morris
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