British characters - part 1

Characters that are British by geography, not necessarily those that are produced in Britain (so no Judge Dredd or the Doctor, for example), but including those who might predate Britain as a nation.

Part 1: From ancient history to 1937, just prior to the launch of the Dandy, Britain's longest running comic.

Part 2, from the Dandy in 1937 to just prior to 2000AD in 1977, here.

NB - Breaking the original list into parts, as it had become so large it was no longer viable for editing.

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