Knowing the dangers of disease and depredation and the possibility of being killed in battle, if you had been a serf in Europe during the middle ages, would you have gone on Crusade?  Explain why you chose to go or stay.  

Many peasants and lesser lords joined the various Crusades.  For the peasants, there was an opportunity to see distant lands, to complete a religious pilgrimage to the Holy Land and to fight ‘heretics’, which could help you to achieve salvation after death.  Knowing the dangers of disease and depredation and the possibility of being killed in battle, if you had been a serf in Europe during the middle ages, would you have gone on Crusade?  Explain why you chose to go or stay.