The Pillars of the Earth Character Descriptions

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Tom Builder

This character is in most respects a very decent man and passionate about becoming a master builder for a cathedral project. He is hired as the first master builder of Kingsbridge Cathedral.


This woman lives in the forest with her son after her lover is hanged. She is considered a witch by churchmen when she curses them after the hanging.


This sturdy, stout-hearted, and loyal woman is sadly under-appreciated by her husband and dies in childbirth.

Waleran Bigod

This man sets armies, kings, bishops, and lords against each other like chessmen, secretly manipulating the outcomes. He eventually loses the respect, power, and authority that he so craved.

Philip of Gwynned

This character sees his mother and father brutally murdered by two soldiers overcome with bloodlust. He is saved by a monk and is raised in the monastery. He eventually becomes a monk himself and...

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