the Tudor times people would be happy to have a wee just about
anywhere, in the street, the corner of a room, there were even
people who would hire you a bucket with a clock. poor people would
wipe themselves with leaves, those better of used cloth.
At Hampton Court a 28 seat toilet house of "easement" was built, it
emptied into the river Thames. While Henry VIII had a padded seat
made with silk ribbons and gold studs, the servants shared the house
Tudor houses were designed like steps, people took care to shelter
beneath the steps (called eves) so as to avoid the toilet waste
being poured down from above on top of them.
In palaces and castles, which had a moat, the lords and ladies would
retire to a toilet set into a cupboard in the wall called a
garderobe. Here the waste would drop down a shaft into the water. In
the country, the pit would be filled up when it was full - and a new
one dug a little way away.