This is my Florilegium article for November 2016


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 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 CRAFTS section:

Basc-Soap-Cls-art "Basic Soap Class" by Lady Dawn Schadue.

In the CULTURES section:

Scotish-Wars-art "From Alexander to Bruce: The Success of the Scottish Wars of Independence" by Lady Marion of Heatherdale.

In the FD-VEGETABLES section:

P-Cowcumbers-art "Pickled Cowcumbers (Cucumbers)" by Lady Alicia of Cambion.


Vanilla-art "Vanilla" by Mistress Agnes deLanvallei.

In the SCRIBAL ARTS section:

A-Book-Press-art "A Book Press, 16th Century, Nuremberg" by Vels inn Viggladi.

A-Girdle-Book-art "A Girdle Book" by Vels inn Viggladi.


Updated files:

clothing-MN-msg Maternity and nursing garb.

fd-Hungary-msg Food of period Hungary.

fd-India-msg Food of medieval India. Recipes.

fish-msg Medieval fish dishes. Fish in the SCA.

tent-ps-msg Pavilion poles, stakes and ropes.

toys-msg Period and SCA toys.

umbrellas-msg Period and SCA umbrellas. For sun and rain.


Copyright 2016, 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.