Just to let you know, I finished the book and William of Hamleigh died. In fact he was hanged. After 990 pages.
GIANT PICTURE ALERT!!!!
I've contemplated reading "Pillars of the Earth" on several occasions. You have officially scared me away, and for that, I thank you.
Finally! There's nothing like having to wait till the end for vindication! :-)
I loved that book! I have Follett's next one, but haven't read it yet.