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Burning Crown

(A). A crown of red-hot iron set on the head of regicides.

He was adjudged
To have his head seared with a burning crown.

Tragedy of Hoffmann. (1631.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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