Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir


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Stefan li Rous <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:28:52 -0500
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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. 

You don't have to be finished with your research or have a "perfect" article. Other people can still learn from and be inspired by what you've already done. You keep the copyright and you can always update it in the future. If you're sent something, but not gotten a response, likely I didn't get it or sometimes things get lost. So please feel free to email me again. Ut's also possible that I'm waiting for some more info from you and you've missed my message.

If you see an article in a kingdom, guild or local newsletter that you think others might find useful or interesting, please consider sending me a note about it. I would appreciate the author's contact info if you have it. I will not add an article to the Florilegium without the author's permission, but many authors are too inhibited to send me their own work. If you like an article, then chances are other SCA folks will as well.

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.

The Florilegium is on the web at:

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.

Since few people seem to use the RSS feed, I've stopped updating it. If you do use it, let me know and I'll reconsider this.

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THLord Stefan li Rous    Ansteorra    stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:
In the ANIMALS section:
   Angora-Rabits-art     "The Angora Rabbit" by Mistress Cassandra di Capalletti
In the EQUESTRIAN section:
   horse-barding-msg     Horse barding.
In the FOOD-BT-REGION section:
   fd-Arabs-msg          Foods of the medieval Arabs.
   flan-msg              Custard based desserts or tarts filled with custard, fruit or cheese.
In the NEWCOMERS section:
   Anno-Societat-art     "Common Questions: What is the Term Anno Societatis" by Kurios Halfdan 'Two Bears' ‘zurrson.
In the SCA-STORIES section:
   Fest-Cooking3-art     "How to Cook for Festival Like Mistress Yseult, Part III" by by Mistress Yseult de Lacy. Desserts and Sweet Nibbles. (humor)
In the TEXTILE ARTS section:
   Blackwork-Emb-art     "Blackwork Embroidery" by Lady Genoveva von Lubeck.

Here are the updated files for this month.
   fasts-msg            Fasts and fastdays. Food restrictions.
   fd-Portugal-msg      Food of medieval Portugal. References.
   French-Toast-msg     Period French Toast. Recipes.
   fried-breads-msg     Period fried breads. Funnel cakes, donuts.
   games-msg            Medieval board games and sports.
   headcooks-msg        Advice for SCA headcooks. Planning feasts.
   sports-msg           Medieval sports.
   sugar-msg            Sugar and other medieval sweeteners.
   venison-msg          Medieval and modern recipes for venison.
Copyright 2014, 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          [log in to unmask]
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: ****