Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for June 2012.

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for June 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've sent me an article in the past and you still haven't seen it in the Florilegium, please email me. There are articles that I've had trouble translating into Word or that for some reason part, usually a graphic, didn't come through cleanly. And sometimes things simply get lost in my pile of old email.If you read a good article that you think should have a larger audience than a local newsletter, please encourage the author to send it to me.

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:

  • The-Bestiary-art    "A Brief Overview of Bestiary" by Lady Katharine of Caithness.


  • Ceidhle-art         A dog's viewpoint of the 2012 "Ceidhle" event by Baroness Jenna of Southwind's pack.

In the CHILDREN section:

  • children-SCA-msg    Comments about children in the SCA.

In the CULTURES section:

  • Rila-Bulgaria-srt   "Medieval Rila, Bulgaria" by Tamara of Thamesreach.

In the SCA EVENT PLANNING section:

  • College-Demos-art   Lady Isabella Caresini's Recruitment Demo Strategy for college campuses".

In the STRUCTURES section:

  • Castle-Captur-art   "How to Capture a Castle" by Lady Katharine of Caithness.

Here are the updated files for this month.

  •    child-tags-msg      Identity tags for children at SCA events.
  •    cloaks-msg          Cloaks, cloak pins and clasps.
  •    cookbooks-SCA-msg   Cookbooks written by people in the SCA.
  •    cookies-msg         Period cookies. Recipes.
  •    cooks-clothng-msg   Period and SCA cooks clothing.
  •    exotic-meats-msg    Period and SCA exotic meats. Swans, ostrich, crawfish, dormice, cat.
  •    raw-milk-msg        Finding and using raw milk.

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