• The Renaissance Studies Book Prize was established in 2011, first suggested by Professor Claire Jowitt, with the aim to reward work in any area of Renaissance Studies – literature,history, art history, philosophy, history of science, book history, and so on – that has made a significant difference to scholarship. In 2012 the inaugural SRS Book Prize was awarded to Dr Sjoerd Levelt. In this article Dr Levelt describes the research behind his winning book, Jan van Naaldwijk’s Chronicles of Holland: Continuity and Transformationin the Historical Tradition of Holland during the Early Sixteenth Century.