This is my Florilegium article for April 2017


A Blending of the Past and Present


Over the past twenty-seven years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists, facebook groups, and articles whose authors have given me permission to publish. 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.


If you see someone's A&S documentation or perhaps an article in a local newsletter that you think deserves a wider audience, please let me know. I won't publish anything without the author's permission, but many authors are too reserved to send me their articles on their own.


THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at


Here are the new files for this month:

In the CHIVALRY section:

Court-o-Love-art "The Court of Love" by Lady Mevanou verch Reys Yriskynit.

In the EQUESTRIAN section:

GW-Dressage-art "How to Ride Before a Prince - Gulf Wars Equestrian Competition" by HL Bridget Rede of Dunvegan.

Rd-b4-Prince-art "How to Ride Before a Prince" by HL Bridget Rede of Dunvegan.

In the FOOD section:

savory-past-msg Period savory pastries. (vs. sweet pastries).

In the FOOD-CONDIMENTS section:

Sauce-Persley-art "Sauce Persley" by Mistress Leoba of Lecelade.

In the FOOD-SWEETS section:

Chicken-Candy-art "Pyande or Chicken Candy" by Baroness Lucia de Enzinas.

Prince-Bisket-art "Prince Bisket" by Mistress Leoba of Lecelade.

In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:

Melon-Squash-art "Melons and Squashes" by Mistress Agnes deLanvallei.

In the INFO-SOURCES section:

Academic-Conf-art "Attending Academic Conferences: A Primer" by Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton.

In the TIME section:

Roman-Time-art "How the Romans Kept Time" by THLady Lorraine Devereaux.


Updated files:

amber-msg Period use of amber. What it is. How to buy.

archery-books-msg Books on archery. Book reviews.

Atlantia-hist-msg Histories of the Kingdom of Atlantia.

caviar-msg Medieval caviar and fish eggs. Recipes.

chopped-meat-msg Period chopped meat. Differences between chopped and ground.

cookies-msg Period cookies. Recipes.

SCA-land-msg SCA owned land ideas. West and Trimaris Land Funds.


Copyright 2017, 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.