What cathedral was used in Pillars of the Earth?

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The novel's Kingsbridge is fictional. Follett set it in Marlborough, Wiltshire; he chose that location because the cathedrals of Winchester, Gloucester, and Salisbury could be reached from there within a few days on horseback. Kingsbridge Cathedral as described is based on the cathedrals of Wells and Salisbury.

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Hereof, what church was built in Pillars of the Earth?

Kingsbridge cathedral

One may also ask, what Cathedral is shown at the end of Pillars of the Earth? Salisbury Cathedral: Ken Follett's Pillars Of The Earth.

Then, is The Pillars of the Earth based on fact?

Although The Pillars of the Earth is fiction, it includes some real-life characters and incidents from history, such as King Stephen at the battle of Lincoln, and the murder of Thomas Becket.

Does Kingsbridge Cathedral exist?

Kingsbridge Cathedral is fictional, though as I was writing the story I had two real-life cathedrals in mind: Wells and Salisbury. In its architecture the finished Kingsbridge Cathedral is like Salisbury, with rows of narrow, pointed “lancet” windows.

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Is Kingsbridge a real place?

The novel's Kingsbridge is fictional. Follett set it in Marlborough, Wiltshire; he chose that location because the cathedrals of Winchester, Gloucester, and Salisbury could be reached from there within a few days on horseback. Kingsbridge Cathedral as described is based on the cathedrals of Wells and Salisbury.

Why is Kingsbridge called Kingsbridge?

The town takes its name from an old bridge linking the royal estates of Chillington and Alvington. The bridge was established by the 10th century. The town gained a market charter in 1219 and became a borough in 1238. Throughout the medieval period, the manor of Kingsbridge was owned by the Abbey of Buckfast.

What is Kingsbridge?

Kingsbridge is a market town and tourist hub in the South Hams district of Devon, England, with a population of 6,116 at the 2011 census. Their combined population at the above census was 4,381. It is situated at the northern end of the Kingsbridge Estuary, a ria that extends to the sea six miles south of the town.

Why was Pillars of the Earth banned?

The Pillars of the Earth
Pulled from a senior English honors class in the Troy, Penn. Area School District (2013) after parent objections. The objections concerned material of a sexual nature in the book that the parents deemed inappropriate.

What are the three books in the Ken Follett trilogy?


Ken Follett Century Trilogy War stories, Series Collection 3 Books Set Titles in the Set are: Fall of Giants, Winter of the World , Edge of Eternity.

What is the oldest cathedral in England?

Cathedral Church of St Deiniol

What is the tallest church spire in England?

  • Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England.
  • Since 1549, the cathedral has had the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom, at 404 feet (123 m).

What is the Salisbury Cathedral made out of?

Materials. Salisbury Cathedral makes exceptional use of Purbeck marble. Now Purbeck marble is not marble, nor in this case, does it come from the Isle of Purbeck. It is crystalline limestone, and it was quarried in Corfe Castle, Dorset.

What comes after world without end?

A Column of Fire is a 2017 novel by British author Ken Follett, first published on 12 September 2017. It is the third book in the Kingsbridge Series, and serves as a sequel to 1989's The Pillars of the Earth and 2007's World Without End.

What should I read if I like Ken Follett?


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What is Ken Follett writing now?

Ken Follett has written a prequel to his most popular novel The Pillars of the Earth, which was first published in 1989. The new book The Evening and the Morning will be published globally in autumn 2020, including by Pan Macmillan in the UK and Viking in the US.

What is the Ken Follett trilogy?

Follett's novels, Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity, make up the Century Trilogy.

Will there be another Kingsbridge novel?

There are no current plans for a sequel to any of my books other than the third 'Kingsbridge' novel that I am writing now.

Is Pillars of the Earth on Netflix?


Netflix Stream: The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

What are the seven pillars of the world?

The seven pillars are Program, Improvisation, Compartmentalization, Energy, Regeneration, Adaptability, and Seclusion. These can be abbreviated as PICERAS.

How did Tom builder dies in Pillars of the Earth?

Just as in the book, Tom Builder dies in the raid on the Kingsbridge Fleece Fair. But Tom Builder himself says the cathedral would not be finished until he had passed on. In The Pillars of the Earth, the cathedral is the main character that cannot die; the human Tom Builder is the more expendable character.