A town near Winchester are remembering a royal visit with special events over the next six months.

King Henry VIII came to Bishop’s Waltham Palace 500 years ago to sign an important document with Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor.

The Treaty of Waltham 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.

To commemorate and celebrate this historic event the Bishop’s Waltham Society, the Town Team and the Museum are planning activities that will culminate in a two-day Tudor Experience in the Palace Grounds on the weekend of July 2 and 3; the exact date of Henry VIII’s original visit 500 years ago.

Before this, events will be taking place with local schools and community groups involved.

Throughout February and Easter half-term, a trail for primary school children will be in Bishop's Waltham town centre.

There will be 20 models of Henry VIII to find in various shop windows. A trail leaflet will be available from the High Street.

When you have found a model, you will need to go into the shop and collect your quiz question and fill in your answer on the trail leaflet.

Once you’ve found the 20 models, and you have answered the 20 questions, return the completed trail leaflet to the designated place.

You will then receive your special trail token and have a chance to be entered into a prize draw for free tickets to the Tudor Experience in July.

On February 26, Henry VIII and his entourage tour the town accompanied by Tudor music from 10am-11.30am.

The Tudor experience in July will include re-enactments of life in Tudor times and living history demonstrations, museum exhibition, falconry, archery, puppetry, story telling, fishing, crafting, performance arts and a traditional Tudor banquet on the Saturday night.

Entrance to the event will be by ticket with primary school children free of charge and older children at a discounted price.

Tickets will be available to purchase online and through village shops from the end of April onwards.