Did you know that the Broadway Musical Anastasia was in fact a real course of events in 19th century Russia? It is a story of how a princess escapes execution by fleeing to Paris with a con artist and former count. Not even knowing she was in fact the long lost princess Anastasia Romanov. She had to convince the Dowager Queen that she was the real Anastasia because many others have tried to lie and say they were Anastasia to live a live of glory and riches.