Rome as antichristian, so that many inhabitants, both of the town and castle, Openly professed the protestant faith. An account of Knox's first sermon. And a disputation with the papists which followed, is given in his history. On the last day of July, 1547, the castle of St. Andrew's was surrendered to the French forces then in Scotland. The besiegers, however, engaged that the lives of all persons in the castle should be spared; also that they should be carried to France, and afterwards be conveyed to any other country they might prefer.