meals, inns and cities. Here is another inn. The Eagle and Moon, run by a black Nantucketer, is in the Alban (English) midlands:
whitewashed plaster interior;
burning logs in an open fireplace;
long bar with brass rail;
roasting meat and onions;
carved beechwood staircase;
lamps hanging from rafters;
bright blankets on the walls;
crossed bronze-headed spears;
a sheathed short sword;
beds and bathroom upstairs;
acorn-fed roast pork;
ceramic mugs of hot mulled cider;
Nantucketers rest after a long ride.
We need to read this as well as accounts of journeys and battles.
SM Stirling, On The Oceans Of Eternity (New York, 2000), Chapter One, pp. 21-22.