A Fun-Filled Weekend
2nd & 3rd July 2022

The medieval market town of Bishop’s Waltham is steeped in history and July 2022 marks an important anniversary that will be celebrated in style.


On the 2nd July 1522 Henry VIII and Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, signed the Treaty of Waltham at Bishop’s Waltham Palace.  The Treaty cemented Henry VIII and Charles V’s alliance against Francis I of France and set the agenda for how the two monarchs would attack France in the years that followed.

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Five hundred years later, over the weekend of 2nd/3rd July, the ruins of the Bishop’s Waltham Palace will provide the backdrop for an ambitious programme of activity to mark the treaty signing, which will educate, celebrate, and entertain. 


We aim to attract between one and two thousand people to the Palace Grounds over the weekend.  We will engage local schools, community organisations and youth organisations in the lead up to produce an inspirational programme of activity.  Together with professional re-enactors and entertainers, these activities will increase knowledge and understanding of local history and the place of the Tudors in the history of England.  

Leading up to the event have been two fun children's Where's Henry trails.  


The 2nd and 3rd July daytime events will be ticketed events (tickets on sale now), with free entry available to volunteers.  Dogs are allowed on site but must be kept on a lead.


Then on the evening of 2nd July is the Grand Tudor Banquet, again a ticketed event which we expect to be a sell out!


Please browse this website and our Facebook page​ for more information or contact us if you have any queries.