Literary Links Mirehouse has had fascinating links to significant literary figures over the years. Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a close friend of James Spedding and visited Mirehouse twice, bringing his wife Emily here on their honeymoon. He met Edward Fitzgerald at Mirehouse. James Spedding was Francis Bacon's editor and biographer and as such manuscripts and books from Bacon's time are found in this family home. Visitors particularly enjoy reading unusal literary insights in a relaxed family home as they go round the rooms at Mirehouse.