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How did the Tudors go to the toilet?

Thank you so much to Oscar for inspiring this week's Claire Chats with his question "What did the Tudors use to wipe their bottoms?". In the following video, I answer that question and also talk about Tudor toilets.

Lucy Worsley's video:

From Horrible Histories:

Tony Robinson tries a close stool:

Another interesting video:

Click here to see a picture of Sir John Harington's flush toilet and read more about it. I give a link to his book on it.

Further Reading

There are 5 comments Go To Comment

  1. R

    Makes one SO grateful for our modern 20th/21st century conveniences!

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  2. M

    Great topic Claire!

    1. C - Post Author

      Thank you!

  3. A

    Fascinating! Love this…though it’s a bit…stinky. My grandson will love it!

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How did the Tudors go to the toilet?