A Stitch in Time - Episode 1

A Stitch in Time

The painting Charles II Presented with a Pineapple provides clues to the fine line the king had to tread regarding his public image. How could Charles demonstrate that he was the rightful head of the newly restored monarchy, while at the same time avoiding the shows of out-of-touch extravagance that had contributed to his father's unpopularity and eventual execution? Historian Amber Butchart goes in search of the complex character of Charles II who is credited with creating our modern day three-piece-suit. Her quest takes her from an English stately home to the Palace of Versailles (where the English king's cousin, Louis XIV, openly mocked his attire). In the National Archives, Amber discovers details of the tailor Charles tried to keep secret, while Ninya Mikhaila and her team set about recreating a suit fit for a king.
Jan 02, 2022
Thinking of your experience with tvo.org, how likely are you to recommend tvo.org to a friend or colleague?
Not at all Likely
Extremely Likely
OPINION: I told a joke on CBC Radio and got an angry email from a white listener. Turns out, I’m the one who’s privileged.
ANALYSIS: No one knows whether it’s possible. No one knows how much we could store if it is. But the southwest may be fertile ground for carbon sequestration.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINION: Yes, response times are longer and resources are strained. But 911 dispatchers and paramedics are doing their best in a tough situation.
OPINION: The government is facing a pretty basic choice: make the passports more restrictive — or start winding them down.
OPINION: The pandemic has highlighted flaws in our LTC system. But alternatives exist.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINION: The number of adult Ontarians who are vaccinated plus the number who refuse equals… the adult population of Ontario. So how do we end our health crisis despite anti-vaxxers?