Chronical tells us the Prioress of Kirklees
...caused him to be buried at the highwayside, where he used to rob and spoyle those who
passed that way. And upon his grave the sayde Prioress did lay a very fayre stone, wherein
the names of Robert Hood, William of Goldsborough and others were graven. And the cause
why she buryed him there was that the common passengers and travillors, knowing and seeyng
him there buried, might more safely and without feare take their journeys that way, which
they durst not do in the life of the sayd outlaw...