Prior to the modern era establishing her relationship with the Doctor, earlier stories have also featured her:
- The First Doctor observes her but does not encounter her in "The Chase".
- The Third Doctor recalls encountering her in "The Mind of Evil".
- The Seventh Doctor encounters her in "Birthright" (novel).
- The Sixth Doctor mentions visiting her court in "Thicker Than Water" (audio story).
- The Eighth Doctor mentions visiting her court in "Terror Firma" (audio story)
- in the last two examples, it's not clear if the Sixth or Eighth Doctors actually met Elizabeth. The two visits are clearly indicated to be separate occasions with different companions.