To Kill a King is an UK 2003 English Civil War film directed by Mike Barker, starring Tim Roth and Dougray Scott. It relates the relationship between Oliver Cromwell and Thomas Fairfax in the post-war period from 1648 until the former's death, in 1658. It deals with the corruption of Parliament leading to many arrests of MPs who have allegencies to the King. One is tortured. This leads to the creation of the Rump Parliament. King Charles I's conspiracies to remain as King are uncovered leading to his arrest, trial and execution at Whitehall in January 1649. Cromwell then becomes Lord Protector.