History Literature / ThePillarsOfTheEarth

31st Mar '16 9:30:15 AM johnnye
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Also adapted, along with ''WorldWithoutEnd'', into a popular EuroGame BoardGame.

[[Series/ThePillarsOfTheEarth A miniseries]] starring Ian [=McShane=], Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, David Oakes, Eddie Redmayne as Jack and the lovely Hayley Atwell as Aliena ran on the Starz network in July and August 2010.

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Also adapted, along with ''WorldWithoutEnd'', into a popular EuroGame {{Euro|Game}} BoardGame.

[[Series/ThePillarsOfTheEarth A miniseries]] starring Ian [=McShane=], Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, David Oakes, Eddie Redmayne as Jack and the lovely Hayley Atwell as Aliena ran on the Starz network in July and August 2010.
30th Mar '16 12:18:03 PM BDLG
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* Badass: Richard definitely qualifies. So much so he's knighted by King Stephen, [[spoiler: becomes one of Henry II's trusted battle advisors and fights William and two of his men at the same time!]] Not bad for a kid said to be clumsy with a sword when he was young. Also, William is a pretty competent fighter himself.

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* Badass: {{Badass}}: Richard definitely qualifies. So much so he's knighted by King Stephen, [[spoiler: becomes one of Henry II's trusted battle advisors and fights William and two of his men at the same time!]] Not bad for a kid said to be clumsy with a sword when he was young. Also, William is a pretty competent fighter himself.
30th Mar '16 12:15:52 PM BDLG
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* Badass: Richard definitely qualifies. So much so he's knighted by King Stephen, [[spoiler: becomes one of Henry II's trusted battle advisors and fights William and two of his men at the same time!]] Not bad for a kid said to be clumsy with a sword when he was young. Also, William is a pretty competent fighter himself.
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.



* FiveBadBand:
** TheBigBad: Archdeacon/Bishop Waleran Bigod
** TheDragon: William Hamleigh, who Waleran uses to carry out violent 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.
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