Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lizzy's Loo: Elizabeth I's Flushing Toilet


Did you know, that in 1596 Sir John Harington introduced Queen Elizabeth to her first flushing toilet? Sure, flushing toilets have been around since the time of the ancient Minoans, but for the English, they were a new marvel.

Harington, who was known as Elizabeth's "saucy godson," constantly fell in and out of favor with the Queen. However, his flushing toilet remained forever in her favor. Pin It

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