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18 Romanovs ruled over Russia.

Unlike many other royal families, Romanovs didn’t strictly follow a pattern of primogeniture.

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  • Anna of Russia, the Romanovs' first female ruler.

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Nicholas II was no longer the tsar when he and his family were murdered.

The British Royal Family were the carriers of hemophilia, not the Russians.

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  • Queen Victoria was a carrier of the hemophilia gene that soon spread across Europe.

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Not every Romanov was killed in 1918—but Anastasia was not one of the survivors.

Prince Philip was a key to identifying the Romanovs’ bodies.

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  • Queen Elizabeth, left, and Prince Philip, right, in 1954.

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Anastasia imposters were not alone.