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Warwick, Sir Philip

WARWICK, SIR PHILIP (1600-1683), English writer and politician, was the son of Thomas Warwick, or Warrick, a musician, and was born in Westminster on the 24th of December 1609. Educated at Eton, he travelled abroad for some time and in 1636 became secretary to the lord high treasurer, William Juxon; later he was a member of the Long Parliament, being one of those who voted against the attainder of Stratford and who followed Charles I. to Oxford. He fought at Edgehill and was one of the king's secretaries during the negotiations with the parliament at Hampton Court, and also during those at Newport, ( 'hades speaking very highly of his services just before his execution. Remaining in England, Warwick was passively loyal to Charles II. during the Commonwealth and enjoyed the confidence of the royalist leaders. In 1660 the king made him a knight, and in 1661 he became a member of parliament and secretary to another lord treasurer, Thomas Wriothesley, earl of Southampton, retaining this post until the treasury was put into commission on Southampton's death in May 1667. He died on the 15th of January 1683. Wai-wick's only son, the younger Philip Warwick (d. 1683), was envoy to Sweden in 1680.

rwick is chiefly known for his Memoirs of the reigne of King Charles I., with a continuation to the happy restauration of King Charles II., written between 1675 and 1677 and published in London in 1701.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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