The entire style of the Beret is made to fall to one side but in Europe it was not worn tipped to one side. Henry VIII was fond of this style and has been painted wearing a Beret several times - he would often choose to have it decorated with precious stones.
The Beret was only to be worn by the highest classes of society but there was another coarser version (the Statue Cap) available for the commoners. One of the manufacturers of these Berets was Thomas Bell who made a name for himself through this trade and became the Mayor of Gloucestershire. Here are some examples of the Tudor Beret:
|An etching of Lady Richmond|
|Catherine Parr appears to wear a Beret on top|
of her bejewelled hood
|Like father, like son - Edward VI wearing a Beret|
in the same style as Henry VIII