Eric the Red was a Viking. The First Doctor enlisted his aid to take him and his companions to the still-undiscovered America. They were dismayed to learn the Vikings planned to leave them behind as their first colonists in the new world. However, the Doctor convinced Eric the Red to take them back by claiming that he could command the tides and so forced the Vikings to stay behind with him. (PROSE: Who Discovered America?)

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