Stefan's Florilegium updates for April 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for April 2012.

Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,

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

I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have researched something in our period or you practice a little known art or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to introduce others to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in academic papers written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few have time at such an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them published in the Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire Known World.  Word format is the easiest for me to handle, but others are possible.

If you, your household or your local group run a website, please consider adding a link there to the Florilegium. Not only does this help people who might be interested in what the Florilegium offers find the site, but it raises the site in the Google ratings and thus might bring in more ad money to keep the site going.

A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past twenty-two 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 called 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 well. I am especially interested in research papers submitted as A&S entries.

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    THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the ANIMALS section:

  • British-Sheep-art   "A History of Sheep Breeds in Britain" by Maistreas Siobhan nic Dhuinnshleibhe, OL

In the ACCESSORIES section:

  • Simple-Wimple-art   "How to make a simple medieval wimple" by Lady Wenyeva atte grene


  • AS-Fd-Entry-art     "Apple tart from Rumpolt - birth of an A&S entry" by Catrin von Berlin.

In the FOOD-BOOKS section:

  • Md-Cu-Islmc-Wd-msg  Reviews and comments on "Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World: A Concise History with 174 Recipes".

In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:

  • Smoked-Olives-art   "Smoked Olives" by Galefridus Peregrinus.


  • coriander-msg       Coriander user in period.

In the STRUCTURES section:

  • Calon-pavilon-msg   History and comments about the Kingdom of Calontir's purple pavilion.

In the TECHNOLOGY section:

  • Korean-Kites-art    "There's a hole in my kite!" by Lord Archer McRobert. Korean fighter kites.
  • p-kites-msg         Period kites, Asian and European.

In the TEXTILE ARTS section:

  • Intro-2-Wool-art    "An Introduction to Wool" by Maistreas Siobhan nic Dhuinnshleibhe, OL

Here are the updated files for this month.

  •   breakfast-msg       What's for breakfast? SCA and period.
  •   Caid-hist-msg       Histories of the Kingdom of Caid.
  •   Calontir-hst-msg    Histories and stories of Kingdom of Calontir.
  •   campfood-msg        Non-refrig., period food for camping events.
  •   cl-Elzabethan-msg   Clothing of Elizabethan England.
  •   cl-Norse-msg        Clothing of the Norse. Viking clothing.
  •   clothing-MN-msg     Maternity and nursing garb.
  •   cloved-fruit-msg    Period cloved fruit. Origin of the SCA game.
  •   comfits-msg         Period candied spices and seeds. Recipes.
  •   cooking-oils-msg    Period cooking and food oils.
  •   fd-Poland-msg       Food of period Poland. References.
  •   fd-Sicily-msg       Food of medieval Sicily.
  •   paintg-panels-msg   Wood panels as a painting medium.
  •   Pennsic-water-msg   Dealing with the Pennsic drinking water.
  •   Scotland-msg        Scottish culture. Who lived where. Medieval points of interest. The Orkney Islands.
  •   vinegar-msg         Vinegar in period. Making vinegar.

Copyright 2012, 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