Eighteenth-century cockroach found in slave-trading ship’s accounts | National Archives

An 18th-century cockroach, named Peri, and discovered in the accounts book of a French slave-trading vessel, has become a surprise addition to the National Archives after the book was opened for the first time in more than two centuries. The insect’s journey began on board the slave-trading vessel that sailed from La Rochelle in 1743 … Read more