What was the real relation of Edward VI and Lady Jane Gray? In fiction, they’re often depicted as being in love or something of the sor, is there any truth in this?
I have never found anything in the primary sources to suggest that they were in love. I think it just makes good fiction like Elizabeth getting pregnant by Thomas Seymour! It is clear that Edward admired his cousin, for she was a very learned young lady and also of the Protestant faith, but I would have thought that he would have looked to marry a foreign princess for diplomatic reasons and so would not have considered a relationship with Jane.