The Romanov sisters made up the last of a great dynasty that had been in history for years before. The time they were alive marked an era of significant changes to Russia, both the political and the advancement of the laws. They seem quite unsuited to the role and in their recorded history they seem to be more concerned about themselves even though they cannot be fully faulted as they had been sheltered from the outside world and did not have a say in the events that unfolded leading up to their brutal murder and the disfiguring of their bodies. Their massacre was thought to have been fueled by the people who wanted to assume power at the time without having the threat of the Romanovs. Even though the next emperor would have been the sickly son of the Emperor Nicholas, Alexey, it had been in the Russian history to have Empresses in power and having a family of five whether they stayed unmarried or not would have been a threat to anyone who wanted to gain power over Russia.