A Fun-Filled Weekend
2nd & 3rd July 2022
The medieval market town of Bishop’s Waltham is steeped in history and July 2022 marked 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.
The History behind the events...
Five hundred years later, over the weekend of 2nd/3rd July, the ruins of the Bishop’s Waltham Palace provided the backdrop for an ambitious programme of activity to mark the treaty signing, which will educate, celebrate, and entertain.
Almost two thousand people came to the Palace Grounds over the weekend. We engaged 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 increased knowledge and understanding of local history and the place of the Tudors in the history of England.