After the assassinationof Cardinal David Beaton at the castle of St
Andrews the previous year, his Protestant enemies took over the
castle and formed the first Scottish Protestant congregation there.
It was first besieged by the Regent, the Earl of Arran, and in
August, a French fleet arrived and managed to capture it from the
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Editors. "The French capture St. Andrews Castle, Scotland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14768, accessed 18 March 2018.]