Mary settled into apartments in the northwestern tower at Holyroodhouse, the backdrop for many of the most dramatic events in her life. Shortly after she arrived, she sparred over theology with John Knox in her audience chamber. The Protestant Moses of 16th century Scotland and founder of the Presbyterian faith, he was a virulent misogynist who likened Mary to Nero. But after their meeting, he gave the young queen a left-handed compliment: "If there be not in her a proud mind, a crafty wit and an indurate heart against God and His truth, my judgment faileth me." >> Read more Pictured: From Calton Hill, the capital city of Edinburgh spreads out below.