toilet-history-flushing-rim. It was actually in the 1590s that Sir John Harington, a godson of Queen Elizabeth I, introduced the first flush toilet. Harington’s self-described “privie in perfection” was a noisy, valved contrivance called the Ajax.
From Romans gossiping on the loo to medieval royal bottom-wiping, to the invention of our modern flushing toilet, here are 2,000 years of toilet history!
Ancient toilet in Efes, Turkey. It had plenty of space, women and men went there together and all the big contracts and plans were made there.