In 1537 the two fiercest and most powerful pirates fought a battle that went down in history as the most gruesome battle ever! The two pirates were Blackbeard and Redbeard. Blackbeard hated Redbeard because he had kidnapped and killed both of his parents. Blackbeard challenged Redbeard to a battle in the Atlantic ocean and he accepted. The weather conditions were terrible with thunder and lightning illuminating the sky and waves reaching up to 10 metres high! They both set out with their crews and then they fought. The battle was very tight until one of Blackbeard’s crew members shot Redbeard and killed him.