Stefan's Florilegium updates for April 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous reports that Stefan's Florilegium has been updated for April 2007.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

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

If you or someone you know has written a good article on any aspect of the Middle Ages or life in the SCA, please send a copy to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. The copyright remains with the author and I will take updates or removal requests at any time.

I am also looking for volunteers to help me save and edit the best information that gets posted to the hundreds of public medieval mail lists. It is impossible for me to keep up more than a few and there is a lot of good, useful info that is posted out there. It is a shame that it gets seen by only the few people on those lists at that time. I'd like this wonderful information available to more people.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past sixteen 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 series 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. Contact me for more details.

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.

For those who would like to help support the Florilegium project in another way, I have added a PayPal donation button on the top page of the site. Any donations, while not tax deductible, do help pay the overhead costs of keeping the site running.

THLord Stefan li Rous

Here are the new files for this month:

In the CULTURES section:

  • Africa-lnks - Links to info on medieval Africa by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the ENTERTAINMENT section:

  • Knucklebones-art - "Knucklebones" by THL Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake.

In the FEASTS section:

  • Danelaw-feast-art - A 9th Century Anglo-Saxon feast served at the SCA's Market Day at Jorvik event.

In the HOME, SWEET HOME section:

  • torches-msg - Medieval torches.

In the PERFORMANCE-ARTS section:

  • The-Fool-n-SP-art - "The Historical Fool in Shakespeare's King Lear" by Lady Eleanor Cleavely.

Here are some of the updated files.

  • baked-cheese-msg - Period baked cheese dishes.
  • flour-msg - Types of flour. Sources. Period flour.
  • galangale-msg - Period use of the spice galangale.
  • marshmallows-msg - The original marshmallow treats, made from the Marsh Mallow plant.


Copyright 2007, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the contents are left unchanged and the author is notified of the publication. Notification may be by email and reformatting is allowed.


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

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