On this day in history, 20th November 1612, in the reign of King James I, Sir John Harington died.
Harington was a courtier and author, and also the late Queen Elizabeth I's godson.
In Elizabeth I's reign, he had invented the Ajax, or “jakes”, England’s first flush toilet.
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