Beamed directly into your brain by: unstattedCommoner
The author writes:
The correct answer to this month's competition, which was given by no-one, is that nine Kings of England have been called Edward. The prize therefore rolls over to next month.
Common wrong answers included "eight" from those who started counting from the Norman conquest but forgot that the Kingdom of England ceased to exist in 1707; and "six" from those who started counting from the Norman conquest and remembered the above.
The pre-conquest Edwards were Edward the Elder (26 October 899–924), Edward the Martyr (9 July 975–978), and Edward the Confessor (9 June 1042 – 1066).