Wait, so the Crusades happened 30 years after the Norman Conquest.
And this says that the Crusades involved pretty much everyone.
But how did they let the peasantry know? This source says that the pop was urging people of every social class to fight in a righteous war.
The peasants were the Angle-Saxons. They spoke Old English.
The Normans spoke Norman-French, if I remember correctly
Middle English didn't develop until the Normans started to intermarry with the Saxons, and I don't know how long it took for it to develop. I think I also saw a thing that said that one town couldn't understand another town that was 50 miles away, or something.
SO HOW DID THEY KNOW ABOUT THE CRUSADES THIS IS GOING TO BOTHER ME