Killing of King Glossed Over
- To Kill a King review by CV
Considering the title of the film I was expecting and hoping that the trial of Charles I would be the climactic scene but no such thing. It was over in an instant with all the court leaping up crying Guilty straight after the announcement of charges. The film is really about the relationship between Cromwell and Fairfax who is influenced by the compromising opinions of his wife. The result is rather a polar opposition between Cromwell, the next ruling despot, and Fairfax the might-have-been just and virtuous leader. Watch the film with Richard Harris as Oliver Cromwell for a classic history film with a more contextual account of the Civil War.
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