The Pillars of the Earth Episodes

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The Pillars of the Earth Season 1 episodes

Illumination Season 1, Episode 9

Jack discovers that the wind blowing against the cathedral is causing the cracks and comes up with a solution. read more

The Work of Angels Season 1, Episode 8

In the series finale, Waleran and Alfred scheme to get rid of Jack, but it may not prove as easy as they thought. read more

New Beginnings Season 1, Episode 7

Jack's journeys lead to a discovery of how to make Tom Builder's vision of a light-filled cathedral a reality; the Hamleighs are infuriated that Kingsbridge has once again become a successful and prosperous market center, and they plan to do something about it. read more

Witchcraft Season 1, Episode 6

Upon returning from the war, Richard learns Aliena has no money to continue to finance his knighthood; Alfred requests that Prior Philip accept him as a master builder for the construction of the cathedral; Regan leans on Waleran to approach the king about William's long-overdue earldom; and Aliena is torn between her love for Jack and a promise she made to her late father. read more

Legacy Season 1, Episode 5

Waleran and Regan work toward a prisoner exchange in hopes of remaining on the victorious side of the war; Tom wants Alfred and Jack to become friends, but their work and love lives get in the way. Meanwhile, William's plan to thwart Aliena involves attacking Kingsbridge; Prior Philip and the Hamleighs receive rights to Shiring lands, but it comes with a steep price. read more

Battlefield Season 1, Episode 4

After William applies to have his father's title of earl transferred to him, he learns that a knight is also interested in the noble ranking. Elsewhere, Jack's reappearance causes a frightened King Stephen to order his assassination; hostages are taken from each side in the ongoing hostilities between the king and Maud; Waleran informs Maud that Philip is responsible for betraying Earl Bartholomew. read more

Redemption Season 1, Episode 3

Prior Philip and William are both stonewalled in their attempts to access the Shiring quarry; Jack discovers hidden artistic talents as he attempts to carve a religious statue; Richard receives monetary help from Aliena in his quest to become a knight. Meanwhile, King Stephen collapses on a visit to the cathedral worksite. read more

Master Builder Season 1, Episode 2

A mason named Tom Builder hopes to find work repairing the damaged church at Kingsbridge, but a lack of funds at the priory proves to be quite the hindrance. And a bandit who left his thieving ways to become a monk takes in an abandoned child. read more

Anarchy Season 1, Episode 1

In 12th-century England, a power struggle ensues between the late king's only legitimate daughter and his nephew, who has ascended the throne via a mysterious technicality. Against this backdrop, a man of God endeavors to build a glorious cathedral. read more

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Premiered: July 23, 2010, on Starz
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: This drama series centers on a power struggle for the English crown in the 12th century.



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