James Spens
Historical Figure
Nationality: Scotland
Religion: Protestant
Date of Birth: 1574
Date of Death: 1632
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Soldier
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1632
Type of Appearance: Direct
Sir James Spens (1574-1632) was a Scottish nationalist. He became an advisor to Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden during the Thirty Years' War, and was instrumental in bringing Scottish recruits to the King's banner. While he traveled with the king through much of 1631, Spens was in Sweden when Gustavus was killed in 1632. Spens died shortly after hearing the news.

James Spens in 1632Edit

James Spens was Gustavus Adolphus's only non-Swedish advisor in 1632. After dispatching his generals to various points in Germany to keep an eye on his enemies, Gustavus confided in Spens his desire to meet with the Americans of Grantville.