East Central Europe, 476-1795 (Brepols) (Assistant Editor)


E. Sebo, M. Firth, and D. Anlezark, eds., Emotional Alterity in the Medieval North Sea World (Palgrave, 2023).

M. Firth, Early English Queens, 850-1000: Potestas reginae (Routledge, under contract).

M. Firth, Remembering England: Cultural Memory in the Sagas of Icelanders (Routledge, under contract)


M. Firth and C. Schilling, ‘The Lonely Afterlives of Early English Queens‘, Neophilologus 107 (2023), 127–143.

M. Firth, ‘On the Dating of the Norse Siege of Chester‘, Notes and Queries 69 (no. 1. 2022), 1-4.

M. Firth, ‘Deconstructing the Female Antagonist of the Coronation Scandal in B’s Vita Dunstani,’ English Studies 103 (no. 4, 2022), 527-56.

M. Firth and E. Sebo,Kingship and Maritime Power in 10th-Century England,’ International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (2020), 329-40.

M. Firth, ‘The Character of the Treacherous Woman in the passiones of Early Medieval English Royal Martyrs,’ Royal Studies Journal 7 (no. 1, 2020), 1-21.

M. Firth, ‘Æthelred II ‘the Unready’ and the Role of Kingship in Gunnlaugs saga Ormstungu,’ The Court Historian 25 (no. 1, 2020), 1-14.

M. Firth, ‘The Broken Body in Eleventh to Thirteenth-Century Anglo-Scandinavian Literature,’ Comitatus 50 (2019), 45-75.

M. Firth, ‘The Politics of Hegemony and the ‘Empires’ of Anglo-Saxon England,’ Cerae 5 (2018), 27-60.

M. Firth, ‘Integration, Assimilation, Annexation: Æthelstan and the Anglo-Saxon Hegemony in York,’ Melbourne Historical Journal 45 (2017), 89-111.

M. Firth, ‘Constructing a King: William of Malmesbury and the Life of Æthelstan,’ Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 13 (2017), 69-92.

M. Firth, ‘Allegories of Sight: Blinding and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England,’ Cerae 3 (2016), 1-33.

M. Firth, ‘London Under Danish Rule: Cnut’s Politics and Policies as a Demonstration of Power,’ Eras 18 (2016), 1-20.


M. Firth, ‘Identifying Queenship in Pre-Conquest England,’ in English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty, Vol. 1, ed. Aidan Norrie et al. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023), 17-45.

E. Sebo, M. Firth, and D. Anlezark, ‘Emotional Alterity in the Medieval Northern Sea world’, in Emotional Alterity in the Medieval North Sea World, ed. E. Sebo, M. Firth  and D. Anlezark (Palgrave, 2023), 1-16.

M. Firth, ‘Rage and lust in the afterlives of King Edgar the Peaceful,’ in Emotional Alterity in the Medieval North Sea World, ed. Erin Sebo, Matthew Firth  and Daniel Anlezark (Palgrave, 2023), 201-230.

M. Firth, ‘Eadwig’s Coronation Scandal: Sexuality, Rhetoric and the Vulnerability of Reputation’, in Pre-Modern Royal Sexualities, ed. Gabby Storey and Zita Rohr (Manchester University Press, forthcoming).

M. Firth, ‘Vikings and Francia, 799–936,’ in Routledge Handbook of French History, ed. David Andress (Routledge, forthcoming).