This is my Florilegium article for July 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 ACCESSORIES aection:

Herbal-Beads-art "Medieval Herbal Beads" by Baroness Anastasia Alexandrovna Andreeva, OL.

In the BEVERAGES section:

Boilng-Seethg-art "Of Boiling and Seething - A re-evaluation of the common cooking terms in connection with brewing" by Unnr in elska á Fjárfella.

In the EQUESTRIAN section:

SCA-Horse-Act-art "The Diversity of Equestrian Activities" by Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen.

In the CRAFTS section:

Lviv-Pysanky-art "A Brief Historical Timeline of Early Decorated Eggs and the Lviv Pysanky" by Mistress Kataryna Tkach, O.L.

In the FOOD-DAIRY section:

roasted-milk-msg "roasted milk". Period recipes using warm milk with eggs stirred in.

In the FOOD-SWEETS section:

Crem-Bastarde-art "Creamy Bastard! Or Creme Bastarde!" by Baroness Lucia de Enzinas.

In the NEWCOMERS section:

Yor-1st-Feast-art "Going to your 1st Event
" by Lady Alison Wodehalle.


Primroses-art "Roses, Primroses and Evening Primroses" by Mistress Agnes deLanvallei.

sage-msg Medieval sage use.

In the SCRIBAL ARTS section:

p-graffiti-msg Period graffiti and scratch art.


Updated files:

chocolate-msg History and description of early chocolate.

cl-Romans-msg Clothing of Classical Rome. Togas.


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.