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Sherborne School
Sherborne is a town in West Dorset, noted for Sherborne School, supposedly attended by King Alfred the Great, and re-founded in 1550. Old boys of the school are known as "Old Shirburnians".

LGBT history

Notable Old Shirburnians include:

Evelyn Waugh was intended to go to Sherborne like his father and elder brother, but the plans fell through after Alec was asked to leave as a result of a gay relationship, and subsequently published a novel depicting gay friendships amongst schoolboys.