Joanna Bellis is a medievalist/early modernist working on historical writing, c.1250-c.1600. She is interested in the idea of ‘writing history’, especially the ethical and political ways in which historiography positioned itself. Her first book (The Hundred Years War in Literature, 1337-1600, Cambridge: Brewer, 2016) was about the legend of the Hundred Years War, from its contemporary narrators to its Tudor afterlife; through that she discovered John Page's The Siege of Rouen, a little-known eyewitness narrative of Henry V’s 1418 siege, which she edited for Middle English Texts (Heidelberg: Winter, 2015). With Laura Slater (Oxford, Art History) she co-edited Representing War and Violence, 1250–1600 (Cambridge: Brewer, 2016). The next book (enjoying a rather prolonged germination) will be about eyewitness writing as a genre. In the longer term, she'd like to work towards a collaborative digital edition of the prose Brut chronicle (one can but dream). She is currently a Bye-Fellow at Queens' College, Cambridge, where she is delighted to teach the Part I medieval paper, Practical Criticism, and anyone taking optional medieval papers or dissertations.