Stefan's Florilegium files for March 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2008.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for March.

If you have written any SCA-oriented articles for your local newsletter, please consider sending them for me for the Florilegium. You've already put in effort researching and writing such an article, and having it in the Florilegium is one way of helping the Known World as well. Often a class handout or a piece of A&S documentation can also work well. I would especially love to get any formal papers entered in A&S contests. The copyright remains with the author and I accept updates and revisions as you learn more.

If any of you are going to be at Gulf Wars in this next week, please consider dropping by and visiting. I will be camping with the Barony of Bryn Gwlad which will be camping across the road from the Ansteorra gate. I will also be teaching my class about the Florilegium twice and my hands-on pewter casting class. The first will be in the class area and the second in the Artisan's Row area.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past seventeen years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a collection of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.

I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. A&S documentation and class handouts will also often work out well.

I am also interested in volunteers who might be interested in helping me maintain the Florilegium. Everything from collecting materials, editing and web work is needed. Again, please contact me for more details.

THLord Stefan li Rous
stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the ARCHERY section:

  • archr-defense-art - "Defensive Combat Archery Techniques" by Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf, R.C.A., R.C.Y.
  • Bow-a-Buckler-art - "Bow and Buckler Competition" by Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf, R.C.A., R.C.Y.

In the ENTERTAINMENT section:

  • Mancala-art - “Mancala” by THL Dagonell Collingwood. A family of Middle Eastern board games.

In the FOOD-MEATS section:

  • bacon-msg - Medieval bacon.

In the FOOD-UTENSILS section:

  • bone-utn-care-msg - Caring for bone and bone-handled utensils.

In the SCRIBAL ARTS section:

  • L-Legal-Docs-art - "Large Legal Documents" by Lady Rebecca the Contrary.

This month there are only a few new files since I've been concentrating on updating a bunch of the older ones. Here are a few of the updated files.

  • applique-msg - Ideas and suggestions for applying applique.
  • AS-food-msg - Displaying food items at A&S events.
  • belts-msg - Medieval and SCA belts and baldrics.
  • child-clothes-msg - Period and SCA children's clothing.
  • comfits-msg - Period candied spices and seeds. Recipes.
  • fd-Germany-msg - Medieval and Period German food. Cookbooks.
  • fish-msg - Medieval fish dishes. Fish in the SCA.
  • forks-msg - Period forks. history and use in Europe.
  • fruit-quinces-msg - Period uses and recipes for quinces.
  • fundraising-msg - Fundraising ideas for SCA groups.
  • gardens-msg - Medieval gardens. flowers.
  • herbs-msg - Herbs used in period and how they were used.
  • monks-msg - Medieval monks and orders. Monk's clothing.
  • pavilions-msg - The making of medieval pavilions.
  • pewter-msg - Pewter in period. References. Sources.
  • SCA-transport-msg - Typical and unusual SCA vehicles and transportation.
  • scabbards-msg - Making sword scabbards. Different types.
  • ships-msg - Ships and shipbuilding. Sailor's food.
  • washing-msg - Washing different fabrics. How to wash and what not to wash.
  • wood-finishes-msg - Period and SCA wood finishes. Stains.


Copyright 2008, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.


THLord Stefan li Rous
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris
Austin, Texas

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