Sir Robert Dryden was buried like a medieval knight, with a full funerary achievement made for him. Each of the ‘achievements’ would have been carried at the funeral and then offered to the heir of the deceased, as part of a ritual dating back to Elizabethan times.
Funerary achievement of Sir Robert Dryden from 1708. Banner, with Dryden lion in centre. Striped edging. Yellow square of material in top corner with hand.