Stefan's Florilegium updates for March 2013

THLord Stefan li Rous has announced updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2013.

Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for March detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month. I've held off sending this out until after Gulf Wars was over. I hope everyone had a wonderful time. I wish I had been able to join you.

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.

For those who would like to have a more immediate update when files are updated, there is an RSS feed available on the site.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past twenty-four 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 COMBAT section:

In the FOOD-CONDIMENTS section:

In the RELIGION section:

In the SCA-STORIES section:

In the TRAVEL section:

Here are the updated files for this month.

  • banners-msg          Flags and banners. Period and SCA construction.
  • brewing-msg          General brewing info and sources.
  • cookng-guilds-msg    SCA cooking guilds.
  • cordials-msg         Period cordials and liqueurs. SCA creations.
  • firepits-msg         Useful ideas for firepits.
  • fst-disasters-msg    Tales of SCA feasts that were disasters.
  • garlic-sauces-msg    Various period garlic sauces. Recipes.
  • honey-msg            Period use of honey. Honey sources.
  • juniper-beries-msg   Period use of juniper berries.
  • leather-dyeing-msg   Dyeing and painting leather.
  • Outl-hist-msg        Histories of the Kingdom of the Outlands.
  • swords-msg           Medieval swords, history of various types.


Copyright 2013, 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