Stefan's Florilegium updates for August 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates for Stefan's Florilegium for August 2008.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

Here is a copy of my monthly Florilegium article for August, detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

As you can see there are a number of new, interesting articles this month. This is because folks have taken the time to email me copies of articles, class handouts or A&S documentation they have written. You don't have to be a Peer to write an article which other folks can learn from. And an article doesn't have to be "perfect" for others to learn from it. The depth of knowledge in our Society is way too deep for anyone to be an expert in all of it.

We can best learn and improve what we do as a group and as individuals by standing on each others shoulders and lifting each other up. As part of this, I allow, nay, encourage folks to update and improve an article they submitted at any time. If you see an article or paper somewhere that you think others would like to read, please encourage the author to send me a copy for possible inclusion in the Florilegium.

I know many people are off at Pennsic right now and that there are over a thousand different classes taught there. But many people, such as myself this year, don't get a chance to attend. I encourage any teachers who produced handouts for their Pennsic classes to consider sending me an electronic copy when they return and read this message.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past eighteen 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 BEVERAGES section:

  • 12-Step-Mead-art - "The Twelve Step Method to Making Mead" by Master Rurik Petrovitch Stoianov.
  • bev-labels-art - "How to Make Labels (and What to Put on Them)" by Freiherr Johann von Drachenfels, OL, OP.
  • Non-Alco-Drks-art - "Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Period" by Count Gunthar Jonsson, OL, KSCA.

In the CHIVALRY section:

  • Squires-n-CMA-art - "Recreating the Position of Squire in These Current Middle Ages" by Master Rurik Petrovitch Stoianov O.L., O.Pel.

In the COMBAT section:

  • Tourney-Fence-art - "A Proper Tournament Fence" by Sir Dafydd ap Gwystl.

In the FOOD-BOOKS section:

  • Concordance-msg - Reviews and comments on the "Concordance of English Recipes..."

In the PERFORMANCE ARTS section:

  • Five-Miracles-art - "Five Miracles of Storytelling" by THL Thomas Whitehart.

In the PERSONAL CARE section:

  • Hand-Lotion-art - "A Lotion Recipe from Late Period England" by Lady Rebecca the Contrary.


  • Birch-Tre-sap-msg - Use of Birch Tree sap in period and post- period in medicine and in beverages.

In the SCA-DOCIOLOGY section:

  • Qual-f-Peerag-art - "Some Thoughts on the Qualifications for the Peerage" by Wiglaf Wilfriding, KSCA, OL.

Here are just a few of the updated files this month.

  • event-maps-msg - Making maps to SCA events.
  • hollopotrida-msg - Period holopotrida recipes. Stews with a very wide variety of ingredients.
  • magic-moments-msg - "Magic moments" experienced in the SCA.
  • Middle-hist-msg - Histories of the Middle Kingdom.
  • p-fd-coloring-msg - Period food colorings.
  • pottery-msg - Medieval pottery, kilns. modern equivalents.
  • religon-msg - Different medieval religions.
  • SCA-awards-msg - Comments about the SCA award system.
  • table-manners-msg - Period table manners.
  • tarts-msg - Period small, open-topped, shallow pies.
  • The-Peerage-msg - Thoughts on the SCA Peerage and Peers.
  • woodcuts-msg - Woodcuts. printing with carved wood.


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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