I'm not sure whether the writer of the epitaph on this tomb at Penkridge Church is being rather learnedly-clever or writing with tongue-in-cheek.
Maybe the point is that each of the relatives could interpret it as they wanted...? Or maybe I'm reading too much into a few simple lines?
Here's the modern version:
Reader! It was thought enough, upon the tomb of that great captain, the enemy of Rome, to write no more but 'Here Lies Hannibal'.
Let this [the two lines, below] suffice thee then, instead of all [that might be written]: Here Lie Two Knights, Father & Son / Sir Edward and Sir Edward Littleton.
Now, is the writer being sarcastic with his comparison of regional land-owners to a major figure of history like Hannibal? Or respectful? Or, very subtly, both?!