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.
Did You Know?
The opening scene shows King Stephen being held in a squalid cage in Lincoln Castle. In fact, he was held prisoner in apartments in Bristol Castle, hundreds of miles from Lincoln. Though at one point he was chained, he was far too high-ranking to be caged or left in filth. See more
Not all of the brothers fear me as you do.
I do not fear you. I oppose what you stand for, which is hatred of God, and church and morality.
I love God. Though I don't worship her quite the same way as you do. My church hasn't as many rules as yours, and is a lot more forgiving. And as for morality, I use love as my compass, which Christ seemed to approve of, even if you don't.
Main Titles - The Pillars Of The Earth
Written by Trevor Morris See more