History Literature / ThePillarsOfTheEarth

7th Feb '16 12:05:57 PM GrammarNavi
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* TheCrusades: Richard is dispatched to the Holy Land.
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* TheCrusades: UsefulNotes/TheCrusades: Richard is dispatched to the Holy Land.
18th Jun '15 4:26:58 PM GentleMart
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** TheDragon: William Hamleigh, who Waleran uses to carry out violent acts
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** TheDragon: Lord, later Earl William Hamleigh, who Waleran uses to carry out violent acts

** TheBrute: Walter, who is William's [[TheDragon Dragon]]
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** TheBrute: Walter, who is William's [[TheDragon Dragon]]groom]]
5th Jun '15 6:40:48 PM GentleMart
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** TheDarkChick: [[Spoiler: Brother Remigius]]
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** TheDarkChick: [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Brother Remigius]]
5th Jun '15 6:39:54 PM GentleMart
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* TheDragon: ** Walter to William. This is much more pronounced in the miniseries; in the novel, Walter is a PunchClockVillain. ** William to Waleran. Waleran is the evil mastermind, who uses William to carry out violent acts.

* TheDragon: FiveBadBand: ** Walter to William. This is much more pronounced in the miniseries; in the novel, Walter is a PunchClockVillain. TheBigBad: Archdeacon/Bishop Waleran Bigod ** TheDragon: William to Waleran. Hamleigh, who Waleran is the evil mastermind, who uses William to carry out violent acts.acts ** TheEvilGenius: Lady Regan Hamleigh shares this position with Waleran ** TheBrute: Walter, who is William's [[TheDragon Dragon]] ** TheDarkChick: [[Spoiler: Brother Remigius]]

* TookALevelInDumbass: Don't expect Richard to be much more competent at anything that doesn't involve hitting someone with a sharpened stick.[[spoiler: He's better off dying in the Crusades than being Earl of Shiring.]]
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* TookALevelInDumbass: Don't expect Richard to be much more competent at anything that doesn't involve hitting someone with a sharpened stick.[[spoiler: He's better off fighting and dying in the Crusades than being Earl of Shiring.]]
24th Apr '15 9:26:05 PM jormis29
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The Gothic Cathedral at Kingsbridge, it turns out, becomes more important than anyone imagines. Woven throughout this deeply personal drama are the civil wars between [[TheHouseOfNormandy King Stephen and Queen Maud]], and later the machinations of [[TheHouseOfPlantagenet King Henry II]] and the priest Thomas Becket.
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The Gothic Cathedral at Kingsbridge, it turns out, becomes more important than anyone imagines. Woven throughout this deeply personal drama are the civil wars between [[TheHouseOfNormandy King Stephen and Queen Maud]], and later the machinations of [[TheHouseOfPlantagenet [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond King Henry II]] and the priest Thomas Becket.

* TheHouseOfPlantagenet: Dynasty founder Geoffrey Plantagenet was Maud's husband; their son Henry II was the first Plantagenet king.
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* TheHouseOfPlantagenet: UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet: Dynasty founder Geoffrey Plantagenet was Maud's husband; their son [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II II]] was the first Plantagenet king.
24th Feb '15 11:14:47 PM Byzantine
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*TheHighMiddleAges: The novel is set in this era.
24th Feb '15 11:09:58 PM Byzantine
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*RagsToRiches: Aliena goes from being homeless to one of the wealthiest wool traders in England.

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*RichesToRags: Happens to Aliena twice. She first goes from pampered noblewoman to being homeless. She then becomes a wealthy wool trader but looses everything in a fire. Falling from a position of wealth and social prominence to needing financial support to survive.
24th Feb '15 10:59:51 PM Byzantine
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Averted. [[spoiler: Both Regimus and Waleran end their time with the book as humble monks]] rather than die.
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Averted. [[spoiler: Both Regimus Remigius and Waleran end their time with the book as humble monks]] rather than die.
24th Feb '15 10:57:50 PM Byzantine
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* NaughtyNuns: Ellen had shades of this when she was a novice, {{justified}} by the fact she was forced by her father and hadn't any religious vocation and after having met Jack's father she leaves the monastery.
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* NaughtyNuns: Ellen had shades of this when she was a novice, {{justified}} by the fact she was forced by her father to join the nunnery and she hadn't any religious vocation and after After having met Jack's father father, she leaves the monastery.monastery with him.
24th Feb '15 10:55:58 PM Byzantine
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Tom's son, Jonathan. * MurderersAreRapists: William.
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Tom's Tom Builder's son, Jonathan. Jonathan. He was abandoned as a newborn and left to die. He was found by monks and raised as Philip's son. * MurderersAreRapists: William. He was a murderer, many times over. He also raped Aliena.
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